William Shatner, 91, confirms he doesn’t have long to live in new statement

More recently, Shatner’s been involved in the production of a documentary about his life titled You Can Call Me Bill. After admitting he’d received a lot of offers over the years to do a documentary, he revealed that his reasons for making one now are directly linked to his mortality.

He told Variety: “I’ve turned down a lot of offers to do documentaries before. But I don’t have long to live.

“Whether I keel over as I’m speaking to you or 10 years from now, my time is limited, so that’s very much a factor. I’ve got grandchildren. This documentary is a way of reaching out after I die.”


Back in 2014, the legendary actor also spoke on the significance of his grandchildren. He told The Guardian: “Being a grandparent is the greatest joy for me. I have the time now to grab a grandchild and talk, and hug and kiss them and make sure that I’m taking time to be with them and to give them some aspect of the things I’ve learned.

“Family life is totally encompassing. I see my daughters every weekend. And we go off on holidays together — everything from skiing to snorkeling.”

Back in 2021, Shatner made headlines when he boarded a Blue Origin sub-orbital capsule to be fired into space. In doing so, he officially became the oldest person to fly in space.

No matter what your opinion on William Shatner is, none can deny that he isn’t a fantastic actor who has lived an incredible life.

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