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Robert Walker Jr. Dead - 'Star Trek' Actor Dies at 79

Robert Walker Jr. Dead - 'Star Trek' Actor Dies at 79

Star Trek actor Robert Walker Jr. has sadly passed away.

The 79-year-old actor’s wife Dawn reported that he died on Thursday (December 5) in Malibu, Calif.

Bob always beat to his own drum and stayed true to himself in all of his endeavors. Although an accomplished actor, his true art was living fully. He was a photographer, drummer, raconteur and gallery owner. His love of the ocean kept him in Malibu, and he had great tales of his adventures paddling to Catalina from there. Bob [also] had a constant interest in developing his internal martial arts practice,” Dawn said in a statement to THR.

Robert was the son of famed actors Robert Walker and Jennifer Jones and appeared in movies like Ensign Pulver and Young Billy Young. He also played a robber alongside Dick Clark in Killers Three.

Robert became a Star Trek favorite when he appeared in the second aired episode of the series. He is the second person involved in the original Star Trek series to pass away this week, following the death of writer D.C. Fontana.

Our thoughts are with Robert‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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