Remembering Olaf Pooley, 1914-2015

Remembering Olaf Pooley, 1914-2015

StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of Olaf Pooley, who died on Tuesday at the age of 101. The Brit was a veteran stage, film and television actor -- not to mention a writer, director and painter -- who guest starred as the Cleric in the Voyager episode "Blink of an Eye," which was directed by his then-wife, Gabrielle Beaumont. At the time of his death, Pooley was both Star Trek and Doctor Who's oldest-living actor. His family confirmed to to StarTrek.com that Pooley succumbed to congestive heart failure. He passed "peacefully," they said, and he "managed to preserve his independence and dignity to the end, which is what he wanted."

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