While I no longer consider myself much of a Trekkie... I'm still a fan of the shows.
Today, James Doohan, who played "Scotty", the engineer from the original series died at his home in Washington State. There's a link in the title of this post where you can read a full article.
Interesting connection is that he attended the same high school as myself... I wish I'd had the chance to meet him! Godspeed, Mr. Doohan.