How sad. Leonard Nimoy has passed away at 83 years old. The actor was best known for his role as Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ and he will be mourned by mass amounts of his beloved and loyal fans.
Leonard Nimoy, 83, has sadly passed away. The iconic Star Trek actor suffered from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which ultimately took his life on Friday, Feb. 27. He will be sorely missed.
Leonard Nimoy Dies At 83: ‘Star Trek’ Actor Dead
This one hurts, Star Trek fans. Our original Mr. Spock, the great Leonard Nimoy, passed away in the comfort of his Bel Air, California home on Friday morning, his wife confirmed to the New York Times.
Leonard’s wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, also confirmed that the cause of his death was connected to his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Sadly, it was only just a year ago that Leonard revealed he had the disease and contributed to his many, many years of smoking cigarettes.
Although the role of Mr. Spock was his most well-known, Leonard also starred on the hit television show Fringe for years.
In 2009, Leonard was also featured in the Star Trek reboot. Although Zachary Quinto portrayed Spock, Leonard reprised his role as Spock Prime. He also returned for the 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness. Read his heartbreaking statement here. Leonard’s original Star Trek co-star, William Shatner, also shared a heartfelt statement about his friend.
The actor’s final tweet is heartbreaking to read now, as it touches on how important living life was to Leonard.
“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP,” Leonard wrote on Feb. 23, just five days before he died. So sad.
Live long and prosper, Leonard.
Our thoughts remain with Leonard’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.
— Lauren Cox