Robert Walker jr cause of death is not public at this time. Robert Walker jr died December 5, 2019 in Malibu, California at the age of 79.
Walker was the son of late Hollywood stars, actor Robert Walker and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Jones. His parents were married from 1939 until their 1945 divorce when Walker was 3.
Hollywood mogul David O. Selznick became Robert Walker jr stepfather when Jennifer Jones remarried in 1949.
Robert Walker Sr. died in 1951 at age 32, his death believed to have been caused by a combination of alcohol and a sedative. Jennifer Jones died in 2009 at age 90.
Walker’s half-sister, Mary Jennifer Selznick, 21, jumped to her death from a building in Los Angeles in 1976. His younger brother, Michael, also an actor, died in 2007.
Robert Walker jr cause of death: Robert Walker jr obituary
Star Trek announced Robert Walker jr death in a statement that read:
StarTrek is saddened to report the passing of Robert Walker Jr., the actor who played the titular role in Star Trek: The Original Series episode “Charlie X.” Walker Jr. passed at age 79, according to his family.
In “Charlie X,” penned by D.C. Fontana, Walker Jr.’s Charlie is the sole survivor of a shuttle crash that left him marooned for years with only a computer for company. Kirk and the crew rescue him, but it soon is revealed that he possesses powers that make him very dangerous. It was the second episode of the series.
Of working with Walker Jr., Fontana told StarTrek.com in 2013, “I loved the work Robert Walker Jr. did… the ending I had written was retained – with Charlie being taken away where he could do no harm, but where he would never be with anyone he could ever really touch.”
Apart from Star Trek, his television credits included Bonanza, Route 66, Charlie’s Angels, Colombo, and Murder, She Wrote. His film credits include Ensign Pulver, Young Billy Young, and Easy Rider.
The son of Robert Walker and Jennifer Jones and step-father, Hollywood producing legend David O. Selznick, Walker Jr. is survived by three children. StarTrek extends their condolences to his family and fans around the world.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.