Nerine Elizabeth Kidd (1959 - 1999)

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Birthplace: Boston, MA, USA
Death: Died in Studio City, CA, USA
Managed by: Lionel Pascal
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About Nerine Elizabeth Kidd

Nerine Kidd was the third wife of actor William Shatner, best known for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise, in the science fiction television series Star Trek from 1966 to 1969.

On August 9, 1999, Shatner returned home around 10 p.m. to discover the body of his wife Nerine at the bottom of their back yard swimming pool. Alcohol and Valium were detected in an autopsy, and a coroner ruled the death an accidental drowning. The LAPD ruled out foul play and the case was closed. Speaking to the press shortly after his wife's death, a clearly shaken and emotional Shatner said that she "meant everything" to him and called her his "beautiful soulmate". Shatner urged the public to support Friendly House, a non-profit organization that helps women re-establish themselves in the community after suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction.

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Nerine Kidd's Timeline

July 13, 1959
Boston, MA, USA
Age 37
August 9, 1999
Age 40
Studio City, CA, USA
Age 39
Los Angeles, CA, USA