Goodbye to Spock: Leonard Nimoy Passes at 83

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The man the collective Geek World knew as Spock, Leonard Nimoy has passed at the age of 83. His wife,  Sue Bay Nimoy, confirmed to the NY Times that Nimoy passed away after a long bout with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  Nimoy announced last year that he was living with the disease, likely caused by a smoking habit that he had quit 30 years previous.

Nimoy became best-known for his iconic role and the stoic presence of Spock on Star Trek The Original Series. He reprised his role in the first remake of the Star Trek films just a few years back, during which he formed a friendship with the actor who carries on the mantle, Zachary Quinto. Leonard Nimoy was not just a fan favorite on Star Trek, but also played the nemesis of Dr. Walter Bishop on Fringe which found its own cult following during its time on the Fox Network.

Nimoy was also an accomplished musician and is well known for a Hobbit-themed video he did which has become a cult favorite.

 

For a deeper look at the man who was Spock, the NY Times has done a fantastic job with their obituary.

Leonard, you will be deeply missed by your family and your fans.

 

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