William Shatner recently reflected on his record-breaking legacy as he spoke candidly about his death “soon.”
As a huge part of many industries, Shatner established a strong empire through the recognitions other artists are yet to savor. The actor-musician, now 91, opened up about his upcoming documentary and how it made him think about his mortality.
Speaking with Variety via Zoom, the “I Put a Spell on You” singer opened up about his biographical documentary, “You Can Call me Bill.” Shatner is the only surviving cast member of the show following the deaths of Walter Koenig and George Takei.
According to the actor, his death might be lurking around the corner.
“I’ve turned down a lot of offers to do documentaries before,” he said. “But I don’t have long to live. I’ve got grandchildren. This documentary is a way of reaching out after I die.”
Shatner is a grandfather to five. Although he has thoughts about his death, he also has positive thoughts about being a grandparent. Per the musician, being a grandparent “is the greatest joy for me.”
Although Shatner is most famous for his works as an actor, he also established himself as a singer and recording artist. He started his singing journey in 1968 with the album, “The Transformed Man.”
He also notably covered songs of A-listers, including Elton John’s “Rocket Man,” The Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” and Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man.”
His other albums include “William Shatner Live,” “Has Been,” “Seeking Major Tom,” “Ponder the Mystery,” “Why Not Me,” “Shatner Claus,” “The Blues,” and “Bill.”
William Shatner Did NOT Regret Doing This
Although he has a long time to do whatever he wants, Shatner revealed in the same interview that he does not regret some of the decisions he made in his life.
Shatner said he feels okay not being present at his Star Trek” co-star Leonard Nimoy’s funeral.
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He recalled learning about his co-star’s death and his weekend funeral. However, he failed to attend the service and chose to go to Mar-a-Lago for a Red Cross fundraiser since he believes “good deeds live on.”
After skipping Nimoy’s funeral, he realizes that there is no actual legacy among people except those who did good deeds. By missing the service to join the fundraising event, Shatner started the butterfly effect in his life.
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