William Shatner will not be attending the funeral for his Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy. In a tweet, he said that because he is scheduled to attend a Red Cross ball in Florida Saturday night, he won't be able to make Nimoy's Sunday memorial in California. This isn't the first time Shatner has missed a big event: He was notably absent at George Takei's wedding to his husband, Brad Altman. That said, he has some very lovely things to say about his old friend.
I am currently in FL as I agreed to appear at the Red Cross Ball tonight. Leonard's funeral is tomorrow. I can't make it back in time.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 28, 2015
I feel really awful. Here I am doing charity work and one of my dearest friends is being buried.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 28, 2015
So let's spend some time tomorrow celebrating Leonard's life and remembering the man.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 28, 2015