Leslie Nielsen has passed away.
I hadn't really thought about it very much, but I think his Commander Adams in Forbidden Planet is as much an influence on a certain, much more popular starship captain from a decade later as anything else from the science fiction of the previous eras.
Of course, later in life Nielsen turned into a lovable goof.
But he was always an entertainer. He shall be missed.
Edit: Mr. C. has closed his restaurant.
And also Irving Kershner, who directed The Empire Strikes Back and Never Shay Never Again, one of the rare non-Broccolli James Bond movies, has passed away.