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.
Nimoy acted in dozens of televisions shows, movies, commercials and plays; directed several feature films; dabbled in music; authored two autobiographies, books of photographs, and numerous books of poetry.
Nimoy’s last tweet was posted on February 23rd and seemed to indicate that he knew his time was near. He wrote, “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP” (live long and prosper).
In addition to his wife, Nimoy is survived by his children (Adam and Julie), a stepson (Aaron Bay Schuck), six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and an older brother (Melvin).
What do you think? Will you miss Leonard Nimoy? Do you have any favorite memories of him or his work?
Live long and prosper.
The World has lost a great person!!also an actor that could fit into any roll they asked him to do,I have enjoy any of the films that i watched with Mr Nimoy in them,the 1st thing i thought about when my husband read of his death on the internet,oh,Sheldon from the big bang theory will be sad because he kept Mr Spock alive in most episodes!!please Rest in Peace and may your spirit remain with your loved one until you join your Ancestors.
This totally sucks! Mr. Spock is dead now! At least he totally lived long and prospered while he was here on earth! We’ll miss you Mr. Leonard Spock Nimmoy!
I hope The Big Bang Theory does an episode tribute to him like the woman who played Wolowtiz’s mom; that was beautiful.
After all, Sheldon does possess the DNA of Leonard Nimoy … (from the holiday episode where Penny gave him a napkin that Leonard Nimoy had used and then signed).
RIP Mr. Spock 🙁
I watched the original Star Trek in the mid 60’s (we had a b&w TV then). I’ve watched the episodes many times over the years seeing them in color and then later they enhanced them with new special effects. I have all the Star Trek movies (original and TNG). Out of all the characters in the show, Spock was my favorite! He expanded our minds about the possibilities of what could be. He made us look up at the stars and wonder about what else might be out there. As actors, I am not sure how much impact they are… Read more »
He will be sorely missed. He was an icon of tv and movies. RIP and LLAP.
Can’t believe a great man has died, no one can’t take his place just like all the other legends have passed on, one can try and be like them but can’t be them, Mr. Spock you will be missed dearly, your one of God’s angels now, have fun up there 🙂
RIP, Leonard Nimoy. You did indeed “LLAP,” and I certainly enjoyed your work through the years.
if he knew he was dying I wonder if his last words were, “Beam me up Scottie?” Since James Doohan (Scottie) died in 05. Probably not, but it would have been a cool way to go.
Too bad he had such a horrible condition. It was most likely a daily trial just staying alive