Celebrity More on Shatner Fatality By People Staff Published on January 21, 1999 12:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Actor William Shatner’s wife drowned in their Studio City, Calif., pool while home alone, and police said Tuesday the death was accidental. Former model Nerine Shatner, 40, and the “Star Trek” star had been married less than two years. “My beautiful wife is dead,” Shatner, 68, said tearfully in a brief statement he made outside his gated hillside estate. “She meant everything to me. Her laughter, her tears and her joy will remain with me the rest of my life.” Shatner had filed for divorce Oct. 21, 11 months after the couple wed, citing irreconcilable differences. (There are reports that Nerine had twice been checked into rehab for treatment of problems related to alcohol.) Papers filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court said the Shatners had separated Oct. 14, but “Entertainment Tonight” reported that the couple had since reconciled.