Leonard Nimoy, a sci-fi legend passed away earlier today at age 83.
The actor had been suffering from chronic lung disease despite having quit smoking more than 20 years ago. Admitted in to the hospital on Feb 19th with chest pains, today his son Adam has announced his passing from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Best known as Spock from the television and movie franchise Star Trek Nimoy truly did live long and prosper. His film career began in 1951 and he has appeared in many notable television shows and films. He held recurring roles on such classics as Mission Impossible and Fringe, as well as appearances in Dragnet, Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, and Twilight Zone. Reading Nimoy’s filmography is akin to visiting a museum of classic television.
Nimoy was more than just onscreen talent though. He went on to direct, wrote biographies and books of poetry, as well as released books of photography and even music albums.
And with the diverse and well traveled life he lived, he was still best known, and will always be known, as our beloved Mr. Spock. It’s poetic that his last tweet to his followers made on February 22nd reads,
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
Thank you Mr. Nimoy