Remembering Guest Star William Newman, 1934-2015
StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of William Newman, a veteran character actor who played the diplomat Kalin Trose in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Host." Newman died on May 27 at the age of 80, but word of his death was only revealed the other day by The Los Angeles Times.
Back in the 80s and 90s, Newman seemed to turn up in every other movie and television show. His numerous credits included Brubaker, The Mosquito Coast, Leprechaun and Mrs. Doubtfire, as well as The Craft, For Love of the Game, Angel, and The Tick. His last confirmed credit was a 2006 episode of My Name Is Earl.
Newman died on May 27 at the Hayes Manor Senior Residence in Philadelphia following a long battle with multi-infarct dementia, a vascular affliction. According to the Los Angeles Times, he is survived by his wife, Margaret, and two of their children; a third child died in 1976. Please join StarTrek.com in offering our condolences to Newman's family, friends and colleagues.