|Born||Merritt R. Butrick|
September 3, 1959
|Died||March 17, 1989 (aged 29)|
Los Angeles, California
Merritt R. Events 36 BC - In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Gainesville is the largest City in and County seat of Alachua County, Florida, United States. Events 45 BC - In his last victory Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Butrick (September 3, 1959 – March 17, 1989) was an American actor who was known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk's son David Marcus in the movies Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Events 36 BC - In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 45 BC - In his last victory Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan is the second feature film based on the Star Trek Science fiction Television series, following Star Trek III The Search for Spock ( Paramount Pictures, 1984) is the third feature Film based on the Star Trek He also appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Symbiosis". Star Trek The Next Generation ( STTNG or TNG) is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning science fiction television program created by Gene Roddenberry " Symbiosis " is a first-season episode of Star Trek The Next Generation, first broadcast April 18, 1988. Earlier in his career he starred as "Johnny Slash" Ulasewicz in the sitcom Square Pegs. Square Pegs was a CBS comedy television series that aired during the 1982 - 1983 season Another notable role was Barbara Hershey's hillbilly son in Shy People. Barbara Hershey (born February 5, 1948) is an Academy Award -nominated and Emmy-winning American actress known for her many Film roles Shy People is a critically-acclaimed 1987 American drama about two branches of a family that reunite with tragic results starring Barbara Hershey, Jill Clayburgh,
Butrick was born in Gainesville, Florida. Gainesville is the largest City in and County seat of Alachua County, Florida, United States. He graduated from Tamalpais High School, in Mill Valley, California, in 1977. Tamalpais High School (nicknamed Tam) is a public secondary school located in Mill Valley California. Mill Valley is a city in Marin County, California, United States located about north of San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge. 
In the week before his death, Merritt received a spinal tap/lumbar puncture to help relieve cranial pressure as he was suffering from toxoplasma of the brain. Toxoplasma gondii is a species of parasitic Protozoa in the Genus Toxoplasma. At the time, Merritt was suffering from pneumonia and as of consequence of his combined illnesses, brought about by his AIDS status, Merritt died in his own apartment in Hollywood on 17 March, 1989. Pneumonia is an inflammatory illness of the Lung. Frequently it is described as lung Parenchyma / alveolar inflammation and abnormal He was cremated and returned to his family in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
While speculation was always rife that he was a drug user, which was inaccurate, Merritt developed AIDS. Although he never discussed his private life in public, friends of Merritt have come forward in recent years to defend his reputation in order to speak out about the "drugs" speculation and to confirm that Merritt became an AIDS patient through unsafe sex.