Of course SOMEONE had to make the "Scotty beams up" crack, but I guess it's better than a "He's dead, Jim" headline.
True story: When I was in high school I had dinner with some friends at Julie's Supper Club. (For high schoolers, we seemed to have dinner there a lot. Maybe it was because they'd never card us when we had cocktails with our meal.) And sitting across from us at a looong table of about 14 guests were Tony Bennett, Lee Meriwether, and James Doohan.
I shit you not.
I have NO idea why they were all together that night, but I do remember we did our best to eavesdrop, and we heard "Scotty" tell a story about getting cornered in an elevator by a Trekkie who calmly asked him, after pulling out a sealed syringe, if he could get a sample of his blood, reassuring Scotty that it would completely sanitary. I believe Scotty said once the elevator door opened, he ran for his life.
And that's my James Doohan story.