It’s a sad day for sci-fi fans around the world in learning that Leonary Nimoy passed away today at 83. Last year he announced he had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and was admitted to the hospital earlier this week with complications from that. Sadly, he passed away this morning at his home. Leonard Nimoy is most famously known for playing the role of Spock in the Star Trek franchise.

Born in Boston in 1931, he started acting in local theaters at the age of 8 and eventually made his way to Hollywood where he picked up roles in numerous films and television shows. In 1966 he joined the cast of Star Trek as Spock — the half-human, half-Vulcan science officer which lasted until 1969. After Star Trek, Mr. Nimoy continued to pursue acting and had roles in other television shows such as Mission: Impossible and Gunsmoke.

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Even though the original series was cancelled, that wasn't the end for Mr. Spock. Leonard Nimoy would play the Spock character in several of the Star Trek movies, and has even appeared in small roles in the recent movie reboots. Playing Spock was a big part of his acting career, but it certainly wasn't all of it. Mr. Nimoy also directed a couple of the Star Trek films and also had an impressive list of voice acting credits to his name in both films, video games, television shows, and more. Mr. Nimoy was also had a passion for photography, and also authored two autobiographies. He also released five albums of vocal recording of popular song covers and folk music.

Leonard Nimoy’s last tweet:

For many people, including myself, Leonard Nimoy was an inspiration for science and technology through both the roles he played and in real life. Some actors would distance themselves, but Mr. Nimoy never did -- and even embraced the culture that I feel he had a part in creating. How many people out there thought about playing with a real tricorder that Spock would always use? Funny enough, we’re seeing that technology come about today and the inspiration came from shows like Star Trek and from characters like Spock. The impact things like this had on society is huge and very positive.

The world is missing a great person today, but I am thankful for having had the opportunity to witness Mr. Nimoy’s impact on that world. Myself and my colleagues at Stardock send our thoughts and prayers to Mr. Nimoy and his family.

Live long and prosper.


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on Feb 27, 2015

on Feb 27, 2015

I have never cried at hearing the news of the death of an actor, or other public figure - except, maybe, JFK.  Oh, I cried reading Whitman's poem about Lincoln's funeral train passing through many states.  And I cried when I realized the U$A had turned its back on the legacy of FDR.  But a living actor's death - never before.  I just saw the thingy about Nemoy's ;ast tweet - and i cry uncontrobly.  Never before.  He will be missed.  IHe never even knew I existed- and that is fine by me.  I will miss him - his publlic persona - his roles... and well... him.    Mr Spock, actor, director, cyclist, prankster hater (Shatner's pranks). RIP.  B"H  Perhaps in the world to come?

on Feb 27, 2015

I hate to hear/read this. I have loved his work since I was a kid watching the original Star Trek.

 

And, of course, no tribute would be right without this:

 

 

 

RIP, Mr. Nimoy. We will miss you sorely.

on Feb 27, 2015

R.I.P., Leonard.

on Feb 27, 2015

Yes, the world is a lesser place for Leonard Nimoy's passing.  He will be missed but never forgotten.

While most remember him for his role in Star Trek, I thought his more recent role in Fringe was outstanding and quite memorable.  Even though he was in his 70's, Nimoy's presence in the series was commanding and powerful, like he overshadowed the other stars who were on screen with him.

RIP Mr Spock.

on Feb 27, 2015

If ever was a time for a burial tube and a Genesis wave, now would be that time..

R.I.P. Sir.

on Feb 27, 2015

Not common knowledge, but he did his best to keep a dying language (especially here in America) alive...Yiddish. Hearing him speak it was amusing because of his character in ST.

Anyway, I remember well the TV room in the basement of G-Dorm freshman year...chairs, blankets...anything to watch ST with all the guys and ladies.

Farewell, sir...now in the undiscovered country which was, ironically, his last time as the Executive Producer and script writer...as well as acting his role.

May his memory be a blessing, and his family comforted.

on Feb 27, 2015

He will never be forgotten

on Feb 27, 2015

He will be remembered

on Feb 27, 2015

R I P  Mr spook now he is  a star ,in the universe.    The Final frontier is out there some where

on Feb 28, 2015

RedneckDude

I have loved his work since I was a kid watching the original Star Trek.

 

ditto....

 

Rest In Space...   

on Feb 28, 2015

on Feb 28, 2015
on Feb 28, 2015

In a way he was all of our first officer.....

on Mar 01, 2015
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