Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

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Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

Postby radiofan » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:54 am

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.

His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Mr. Nimoy announced that he had the disease last year, attributing it to years of smoking, a habit he had given up three decades earlier. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week.

His artistic pursuits — poetry, photography and music in addition to acting — ranged far beyond the United Federation of Planets, but it was as Mr. Spock that Mr. Nimoy became a folk hero, bringing to life one of the most indelible characters of the last half century: a cerebral, unflappable, pointy-eared Vulcan with a signature salute and blessing: “Live long and prosper” (from the Vulcan “Dif-tor heh smusma”).

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Re: Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

Postby jon » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:44 am

As reported in other articles, his last Tweet was just 4 days ago:
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP

— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015

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Re: Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

Postby Tom Jeffries » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:12 pm

William Shatner said he was "like a Brother" -

I think Mr. Nimoy was a talented, and by all accounts, very nice man.


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