Friday, February 27, 2015

Star Trek's Spock Actor Leonard Nimoy Dead At 83

Leonard Nimoy has died after a battle with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He was 83.  

Nimoy passed away on Friday morning in his Bel Air home from final complications of COPD. His wife Susan Bay Nimoy confirmed the devastating news to The New York Times.

The "Star Trek" star revealed that he was suffering from the illness last year and explained it was due to years of smoking, even though he had quit the habit three decades ago.

Nimoy wrote on his twitter account: "I quit smoking 30 yrs ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP (Live Long and Prosper)." On February 19, 2015, Nimoy was rushed to UCLA Medical Center for severe chest pains after a call to 911. According to accounts, he had been in and out of hospitals for the "past several months."

Nimoy became famous for playing Spock in the original "Star Trek" TV series in the mid 1960s (1966–69), for which he garnered three Emmy Award nominations.

The late actor is survived by his wife SusanBay Nimoy  and his two children and six grandchildren from his first marriage.

Just days before his death, Nimoy took to twitter to share some of his poetry. The final tweet that he sent out read: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP".

R.I.P Leonard Nimoy

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