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William Shatner Explains Decision Not to Attend Leonard Nimoy's Funeral

William Shatner Explains Decision Not to Attend Leonard Nimoy's Funeral
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Actor William Shatner continues to stand by his decision not to attend his good friend and “Star Trek” co-star Leonard Nimoy’s funeral.

Shatner spoke to “Extra” at NBC’s Summer Press Day, explaining why he attended an American Red Cross event in Florida as opposed to flying back to Los Angeles for the services.

Shatner said, “I felt I had to go to the Red Cross meeting rather than go to his funeral, caught a bit of flack for that, my thought was, we'll remember the dead, but we’ll deal with the living whose needs are right now, so I helped raise a lot of money for the Red Cross which is helping people, and I know Leonard would've wanted me to do that.”

The 84-year-old says he will miss his friend. “Leonard Nimoy was one of those wonderful human beings whose passing... so many people will miss him, I in particular.”

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