Michael Ansara, the actor who played the Klingon commander “Kang”, on the popular TV show Star Trek during the mid-1960s has died as the result of a lengthy struggle against Alzheimer’s disease. Ansara was at his home in Calabasas, California, when he passed away.
Death is the eventuality that everyone faces. However, Mr. Ansara was able to enjoy a rich life and certainly passed through life decorated. He work as an actor earned him a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
He was married twice. Once to actress Barbara Eden, whom he was married to for sixteen years, and then his wife Beverly to whom he was married for thirty six years. Ansara is known to “trekkies” for his recurring role as the Klingon warrior “Kang” in the Star Trek TV series having appeared in that role in the 1968 episode “Day of the Dove”.
He would later reprise the role twice in the TV series “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” for the “Blood Oath” episode and lastly in 1996 for the series “Star Trek: Voyager” in the “Flashback Episode” both of which occurred while he was in his early seventies. Ansara was an immigrant of Syria who came to the United States with his parents at the age of two.
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