A true icon of television has left us. Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Mr. Spock on Star Trek, has died at the age of 83. He passed away at his home in Bel Air in Los Angeles.
His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, said the cause of death was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mr. Nimoy announced that he had the disease last year. He attributed it to his having smoked for many years. He had given up smoking 30 years earlier and encouraged his followers to break the habit as well.