No, this story isn’t about the character, it’s about the Southern California fan who took that name and later appeared in the movie Trekkies.
He has not passed away, as rumored, however he did have a life-threatening emergency and faces a long recovery. Joe Kerezman posted on Facebook:
“I have some Jim Kirk news. He is alive. and on the mend. He was apparently hit by a car back in June, both legs broken and a traumatic head injury, was in a coma for over 2 months, is in rehab currently and moving to a group home on Monday. More details as I have them.”
Back in the Seventies when the fan adopted Kirk’s name he also rode around town in a van styled like the shuttlecraft Galileo.
All good wishes to Kirk for regaining his health.