DeForest Kelley (January 20, 1920 – June 11, 1990)
In the end, McCoy outlived the man who played him by many years, but Bones — and DeForest Kelley — will live on as long as people still love Star Trek. He also holds the honor of having passed the torch from the original Enterprise…to the next generation. So long, Doc. We miss ya.
“Well, this is a new ship, but she’s got the right name … You treat her like a lady, and she’ll always bring you home.”
– Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Encounter at Farpoint”