Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy Passes at 83
Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek series, was hospitalized last week following complaints of severe chest pains. Nimoy revealed last year that he had been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. According to the Times, Nimoy’s wife Susan Nimoy confirmed the death while confirming that COPD as the official cause of his death.
Nimoy’s played Spock in the classic Star Trek series, which ran from 1966 to 1969 five Star Trek films that ranged throughout the seventies and eighties. It wasn’t until recently he returned to the character he had vowed to never play again for J. J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot and its sequel Star Trek: Into Darkness, where he revealed that Abrams’ cast existed in a separate timeline from his own.
It’s a sad day for Star Trek fans, Nimoy did live long and prospered.