Merritt Butrick


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Merritt Butrick

Merritt Butrick Death

Merritt passed away on March 17, 1989 at the age of 29 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Merritt's cause of death was aids (related toxoplasmosis).

Merritt Butrick death quick facts:
  • When did Merritt Butrick die?

    March 17, 1989
  • How did Merritt Butrick die? What was the cause of death?

    Aids (related toxoplasmosis)
  • How old was Merritt Butrick when died?

  • Where did Merritt Butrick die? What was the location of death?

    Los Angeles, California, USA

Merritt Butrick Birthday and Date of Death

Merritt Butrick was born on September 3, 1959 and died on March 17, 1989. Merritt was 29 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: September 3, 1959
Date of Death: March 17, 1989
Age at Death: 29

Merritt Butrick - Biography

Merritt R. Butrick (September 3, 1959 – March 17, 1989) was an American actor, known for his roles on the 1982 teen sitcom Square Pegs, in two Star Trek feature films, and a variety of other acting roles in the 1980s.
He was cast as John "Johnny Slash" Ulasewicz, a major supporting character in the teen sitcom Square Pegs (1982), which received critical praise but was cancelled after 19 episodes (one season). The character was described by one critic as an "apparent (but never declared) gay student."

He received critical praise from Time magazine for his performance at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in the play Kingfish, in which he played a ditzy, petulant muscle-boy prostitute. It was his last acting role.
Butrick died of toxoplasmosis, complicated by AIDS, on March 17, 1989, at the age of 29. He has at least two panels dedicated to him as part of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, both referencing his role as David Marcus.
Some sources state that Butrick was gay. Kirstie Alley, his co-star in Star Trek II, identified Butrick as being bisexual.