Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Ricardo Montalban passed away today at the age old of 88. Whatever the cause, I'm sure he still managed to pass away suavely. Regular readers are no doubt aware of how revered "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" is here at the Blogfoot headquarters; this is due in no small part to Ricardo's straight-up awesome portrayal of a vengeance-obsessed genetic superman with a yen for quoting Melville.
I'm going to carry a swatch of rich, Corinthian leather around for the next week or so and occassionaly reach into my pocket to feel it's reassuring touch (all Lenny "Of Mice and Men"-style). It's the only tribute fitting enough for this man.