According to reports from the New York Times and confirmed by his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy and his son Adam; Sci-Fi’s most beloved actor has passed away at 83 from End Stage COPD.
Nimoy was not only known for playing the iconic role on Star Trek; but also for his roles in Mission:Impossible, his hosting duties on In Search Of, several plays, poetry, photography, and directorial pursuits (Star Trek 3 and 4, Three Men And A Baby). It was that one role as Spock that catapulted him to pop culture status.
The cast of the original Star Trek series have already started leaving their condolences for Nimoy, with George Takei saying “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.” William Shatner stated, “I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love.”
From all of us here on the staff at the website, we wish Mr. Nimoy Godspeed in his next journey; and hope that he had the long, prosperous peaceful life that his persona wished us all.