William Shatner has opened up in a recent interview that has left the internet emotional.
He claims that he doesn’t have much longer left to live.
And that he is preparing for the end.
“He has lived long and prospered,” one fan wrote.
“We are all basically dying the minute we are born just a matter of when,” another commenter shared.
“He’ll hopefully enjoy a few more years but at 91, he’s had a good run,” added a third.
While a fourth wrote: “The man won life. No doubt it will affect me deeply when he passes, but as human beings go, he had a life in the top 5% as far as happiness and fulfillment. He spent his life entertaining, teaching, and inspiring. That’s got to be cause for celebration and admiration, not for sorrow. Thank you, Bill.”
Shatner, 91, has had a remarkably successful career in his long life.
The Canadian-born star is best known for portraying Captain Kirk in Star Trek.
But it seems as though he thinks it’s coming to an end.
Well, at 91, no one would deny he’s had a good run!
On top of all of that acting, he also become the oldest person to go into space aged 90!
The Canadian born actor was part of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin flight, on board the New Shepard NS-18 ship.
Having portrayed Captain Kirk, it only made sense Shatner left Earth…
He was 1 of 4 on board the flight, but even though the others were qualified astronauts, it felt more fitting that the Star Trek legend was there.
He was emotional upon landing back on familiar ground.
The ninety-year-old actor was visibly overcome with emotion when leaving the rocket.
“Everybody in the world needs to do this.
“Everybody in the world needs to see,” he said to Bezos.
But now, Shatner has started a brand new venture.
He’s releasing a documentary called You Can Call Me Bill.
Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, the film will premiere at SXSW.
It covers all of Shatner’s career and life – and has a sharp focus on his mortality.
And in a recent interview with Variety, Shatner opined on this subject further.
He replied: “I’ve turned down a lot of offers to do documentaries before.
“But I don’t have long to live.
“Whether I keel over as I’m speaking to you or 10 years from now, my time is limited, so that’s very much a factor.
“I’ve got grandchildren.
“This documentary is a way of reaching out after I die.”
Shatner continued: “There was a time when actors, and I include myself in this, would portray death by falling to the ground and your eyes would flicker and you’d slump around and then you’re dead.
“That’s not how you die.
“This is how you die [Shatner’s eyes go wide abruptly and his breath stops].
“See? I’m dead.
“Ever put a dog down?
“When I have to put a dog down and I’m at the vet, I cup my dog’s head and I say, ‘I’m with you baby, I’m with you.’
“And the injection goes in and the dog looks at me with love, and that’s it.
“You don’t know they’re dead.
“That’s how you die. It’s abrupt.
“My wife’s brother walked out of the living room and into the bedroom.
“There was a thud. His wife walked in, and he was dead.
“Death comes anew to all of us.”
Shatner also revealed that he hopes this documentary will be a legacy for him.
“The sad thing is that the older a person gets the wiser they become and then they die with all that knowledge. And it’s gone.
“It’s not like I’m going to take my ideas or my clothing with me.
“Today, there’s a person going through some of my clothes in order to donate or sell them, because what am I going to do with all these suits that I’ve got?
“What am I going to do with all these thoughts?
“What am I going to do with 90 years of observations? The moths of extinction will eat my brain as they will my clothing and it will all disappear.
Shatner then shared his views on the meaning of life.
“People ask about a legacy. There’s no legacy. Statues are torn down. Graveyards are ransacked. Headstones are knocked over. No one remembers anyone.
“Who remembers Danny Kaye or Cary Grant?
“They were great stars. But they’re gone and no one cares.
“But what does live on are good deeds.
“If you do a good deed, it reverberates to the end of time.
“It’s the butterfly effect thing.
“That’s why I have done this film.”
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