Leonard Nimoy aka Spock, dead at age 83

Leonard Nimoy who is famous for playing Mr. Spock the forever logical half human half alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in,  “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning in the Bel Air, Los Angeles in his home after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Nimoy announced that he had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease last year. He blamed the cause of the disease on years of smoking although he had given up the habit 30 years earlier. He had been hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center earlier in the week for chest pains but had been released.

Nimoy started playing the role of Mr. Spock when the TV show first debuted in 1966, he was the only actor to appear in every single episode of the original series and continued playing the role of in the Spock in almost all most of the movies. The notoriety  of  Spock continued to grow in fame long after the series was canceled eventually reaching a cult like following with Star trek  conference’s where fans dressed up in, costume and were referred to as Trekkies.

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Although he was best known for his acting in Star Trek, Nimoy was also an author, writing books of poetry and 2 autobiographies and even recorded several albums, his last album is titled, Spaced Out: The Very Best of Leonard Nimoy & William Shatner Nimoy was Born in Boston on March 26, 1931, he was the second son of Max and Dora Nimoy, his parents were Ukrainian immigrants and Orthodox Jews.

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Nimoy sent out his final tweet on Sunday Feb. 22, saying … “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP” He was 83 years of age.

 

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