Today is a sad day for trekkies and geek culture around the world as Leonard Nimoy has passed away at 83, a victim of pulmonary disease.
Leonard Nimoy, probably the most well known actor of the original Star Trek series has passed away at age 83, according to The New York Times. According to reports, he was suffering of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, caused by years of smoking (which he had quit decades ago). Nimoy was, besides an incredible and beloved actor, a prolific artist undertaking in writing, a photography, and music. Yet it is his role as Spock which changed the world and geek culture forever.
The original Star Trek series had icons such as Nimoy himself along with William Shatner and George Takei, and many other men and women who have found their way into the collective subconsciousness forever, all thanks to a three season series from the 1960s. When movies started coming out, Leonard reprised his role many, many times and even voiced animated versions of his character and appearing in J.J. Abrams’ reboot. He was deeply involved with the universe and his character, having written two biographies about it titled I Am Not Spock and I Am Spock. And to us, he will forever be. We’ll miss you Leonard.
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