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Beloved Star Trek Star Leonard Nimoy Passes Away At 83

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Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy, our favorite Vulcan and star of Star Trek, passed away at his Bel-Air home this morning. He was 83-years-old.

Earlier this week it came out that Nimoy had been rushed to the hospital late last week with severe chest pains. Last year, he announced that he had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which he credits to years of smoking, despite the fact that he kicked the habit more than 30 years ago. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, and that it was due to his advanced COPD.

Nimoy will always be the cool, logical, pointy-eared Mr. Spock to most of us. Beyond his time on the USS Enterprise, however, he had a long, illustrious career, including a turn on another of our favorite shows, Fringe, as well as reprising his most famous role in the rebooted Star Trek films. We also have a lot of love for his run on Mission: Impossible, a soft spot for Three Men and a Baby, which he directed (as well as a couple Trek movies), and an earnest wish that we’d had opportunity to see him on stage during one of his many theatrical performances.

Nimoy taught Method acting at his own studio in the 1960s before landing the role of Spock on Gene Roddenberry’s series, but his artistic interests spread far beyond the stage and screen. An avid poet, photographer, and musician, he lived to entertain, even if it baffled critics on occasion. As he aged, he never lost his enthusiasm and passion for his craft. Every time you saw him, even when playing a stoic, removed Vulcan, there was always a glint in his eye that let you know he was loving every second of this.

I can’t even make words right now. This is a sad day for Nimoy’s friends and family, but also all of his fans across the globe. He sure as hell felt like he was family to us, and we miss him already. RIP Leonard Nimoy—Live Long and Prosper.

Comments

  1. craig says:

    R.I.P. You will be missed but never forgotten. Beam him up scotty

  2. Kenneth Walter Frank Doucette says:

    One who I wanted to meet in real life in my life long important people
    I’d like to meet during my life if it could happen…. Like Neil
    Armstrong ….. This one got away …. Mr Lenard Nimoy with heart felt
    deep regret and humble thoughtful prayer to an old Jewish Life Master
    …. Live a Long and restful Afterlife as Your Spirit and Fame Prospers
    in Immorality ….. Rest In Peace My longest Role Model in my Life…. I
    will do my best Mr. Lenard Nimoy to live better to those lessons
    you taught me growing up as I promise to pass them down to and though
    my generations that I raise up myself ….. I’m in shock…. If in an
    old role play game I played in my youth I need to know a quite powerful
    disbelieve spell that all the whole world wouldn’t know aswell while
    that was going a very heavy resurrection spell and body healing spell in
    unison going on to bring back the soul to the body and the body be made
    healthy at the same time ….. But sad for us we are real and I’m not
    that wise …. heartbroken beyond any description knowing your youngest
    living when you we only 7 yrs old and Saw this Man that you thought was a
    real Man from another planet and lived so different than we did ……
    God in to the hands of Salvation I ask of you at this time Hold the
    loved soul of this Man into your soft and gentle hands and keep him from
    harm as he’s given you holy rest there with you let him find the peace
    in the afterlife that he missed in life when his life was filled with a
    type casted persona he learned to live with in our life and hold him to
    know more to being at peace than what he had in his life here Oh God All
    Mighty. Amen. Shalom…..

  3. F.J. Hansen says:

    Joining DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, and Majel Barrett.

    I sensed this was coming after it was reported that he was rushed to the hospital last week.

  4. Glen Elliott says:

    Sad that he’s gone, but I’m so glad he was here.

  5. Philip says:

    Leonard may have passed away, however his legacy and Spock, shall live on forever.

  6. Orcus says:

    There is never a Genesis Planet around when you need one.

    Generations of Scientists, Mathematicians, Engineers and Nerds in general owe you a debt for inspiring us to follow our respective paths.

    Rest well sir, you have earned it.