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Malachi Throne passes away

ThroneVeteran television actor Malachi Throne has passed away at the age of 84.

Throne, who was best known for playing Robert Wagner's boss on It Takes a Thief, also appeared as False-Face on the 1960s Batman series.

Word of Throne's death was revealed yesterday when Justified actor Jim Beaver posted the news on his Facebook page, saying that, “My good friend Malachi Throne died last night. One of the finest actors and finest people I've been fortunate enough to know."

The cause of Throne's death has not been revealed at this time.

Throne missed a chance at immortality when he turned down the offer to play Dr. Leonard McCoy on Star Trek, as he was pushing for the role of Spock. "There's an old saying among actors: 'Never be the third man through the door,' and I felt I would always be the third man in that role," he said about passing up the role. 

He did become part of Star Trek history though, as he provided the voice of The Keeper in the pilot episode of the series, as well as Commodore Jose Mendez in a two-part episode of the series. Later, he appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also narrated the original trailer to Star Wars.

Rest in peace, Mr. Throne.

 


Details
Show:
- It Takes a Thief (1968)
- Star Trek
- Batman
Person:
- Malachi Throne

Written by: Hamatosan
Mar 15th, 2013, 5:37 am

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