Ricardo Montalban Dies at 88

January 15, 2009

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What a particularly sad week to be a science fiction geek. First the death of The Prisoner, now Ricardo Montalban (thanks for tipping, Niki):

Ricardo Montalban, the suave leading man who was one of the first Mexican-born actors to make it big in Hollywood and who was best known for his roles as Mr. Roarke on ABC's "Fantasy Island" and the villainous Khan of the "Star Trek" franchise, died Wednesday. He was 88.

Mr. Montalban died Wednesday morning at his Los Angeles home of complications related to old age, said his son-in-law, Gilbert Smith.

I shall avenge you. (Like you promised Joachim in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.)

Suave actor Ricardo Montalban dies [SF Gate]

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