Leonard Nimoy, star of the original Star Trek run as Spock, has passed away today at the age of 83.
On Monday, Nimoy left the world this message:
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
Leonard Nimoy was cast in 1966 to play the half-Vulcan Mr. Spock on Gene Rodenberry’s Star Trek. Soon, Spock and Nimoy were household names. Nimoy’s career has been largely based around his famous character, playing Spock for three years in the TV series, and reprising the role 10 years later for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Nimoy has played Spock in a total of nine Star Trek films, including the newest adaptations as Spock Prime. His first acting role was in 1951 in Queen for a Day. Most recently, Nimoy played William Bell in Fringe.
In addition to his acting roles, Nimoy was an author of many books, including autobiographies, and a talented artist. In 1995 he co-created a comic book with Isaac Asimov called Primortals.
One of Nimoy’s grandchildren tweeted a message remembering her grandfather with a link to the LLAP store. You can buy apparel with the famous “Live Long and Prosper” phrase here.
Nimoy was born in 1931 to Jewish-Ukrainian immigrants. Nimoy grew up doing community theater. He is survived by his wife, two children, and six grandchildren.
George Takei, co-star on Star Trek and long time friend said this on his Facebook page: “Today, the world lost a great man, and I lost a great friend. We return you now to the stars, Leonard. You taught us to ‘Live Long And Prosper,’ and you indeed did, friend. I shall miss you in so many, many ways.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
Source: LA Times