Actor Leonard Nimoy, who has fans all over the world for his role as Mr. Spock in the Star Trek television series, has sadly passed away on Friday. He was 83.
Nimony, who had recently been hospitalized after suffering chest pains, died at his home in Los Angeles.
The actor suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, blaming his years of previous smoking for the lung disease.
Nimoy was cast as Spock in 1966 on Star Trek, the half-vulcan aboard the USS Enterprise.
The character Spock, known for his Vulcan salute and salutation “live long and prosper”, became popular to Trekkies all around the world.
Nimoy had two children with his first wife, and was married to his second wife Susan since 1989.
He returned to “Star Trek” and an older version of his Spock character in the franchise’s reboot directed by J.J Abrams in 2009 and in a 2013 sequel.
Nimoy remained active in his later years, releasing photography books and poetry.
He also took a role on “Fringe,” a sci-fi TV series that ran from 2008 to 2013 and also directed by Abrams. television series.
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