Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek’s “Mr. Spock”, passes away at age 83

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The portrayer of the character Mr. Spock of the famous Sci-Fi TV series Star Trek, Leonard Nimoy, has passed away earlier this week at age 83.

The famous actor had been hospitalized recently, battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

He announced last year that he has been suffering from the disease and it was attributed to his long-gone smoking habit.

Nimoy began his film and TV career in 1951. He later became a cult figure in NBC’s ‘Star Trek’ for his role as Mr Spock from 1966 to 1969. He has directed two of the Star Trek features as well.

‘A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP (Live Long And Prosper).’ Said by Nimoy in his last ever tweet. This suggested that Nimoy was aware that his life is about to end.

Star Trek’s actors, fans, even NASA have been leaving their tribute to the now-deceased Mr Spock on Twitter and Facebook, as well as in real life.

In the tweet, NASA said ‘RIP Leonard Nimoy. So many of us at NASA were inspired by Star Trek. Boldly go…’.

‘I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love.’ William Shatner, portrayer of Captain Kirk wrote this on his Facebook fan page.

‘Today, the world lost a great man, and I lost a great friend… You taught us to ‘Live Long And Prosper’, and you indeed did, friend…’ written by George Takei, portrayer of Sulu.

Barack Obama has credited Nimoy for his outstanding performance as Spock.

‘Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy. I loved Spock.’ Mr Obama said.

Leonard Nimoy had had a wonderful and long-lasting career in the field of performance arts and film directing, but it is certain that Nimoy will be best remembered by his pointy-eared look, as well as his job as a logical sidekick to Captain Kirk.




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