The Star Trek family has lost one of their own.  William Campbell who played Trelane in the original series episode The Squire of Gothos, Klingon Captain Koloth in The Trouble with Tribbles and again in the Deep Space Nine episode Blood Oath died Friday of natural causes.

Campbell’s career spanned through the 60s and 70s with roles on classic shows like Perry Mason and Gunsmoke.  He is survived by his wife Tereza.

Plans for Star Trek’s fourth season were to have the Klingons shown more prominently in the series with Campbell’s character taking center stage as the recurring nemesis of Captain Kirk.  Campbell was 84.

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