In an interview with Jim Norton, Shatner was asked about why he didn’t attend Nimoy’s funeral. There were rumors that Shatner didn’t care about his former friend or that they were never that close to begin with. All those were debunked when Shatner revealed that Nimoy has simply stopped talking to him.
“I don’t know. I thought he was joking at first and treated it as a joke because he sometimes would pretend and say, ‘No, I’m not going to do that’ and then say, ‘yes,’ so that’s what I thought he did. (Laughs.) But that time he really meant, no. … I just don’t know, and it is sad and it is permanent. I don’t know why he stopped talking to me.”
When asked if he had contact with any of Nimoy’s family, he said yes and that he was helping Nimoy’s son with a documentary he was putting together about his late father.
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