Leonard Nimoy, Original Spock, Dies At 83
Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known as the original Spock on “Star Trek,” died at his Los Angeles home today, his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy confirmed to the New York Times. He was 83 years old. His wife said that his death was caused by the end stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The actor, whose “Star Trek” character’s “live long and prosper” catchphrase became iconic to generations of fans, also appeared as an older version of Spock, Spock Prime, in the recently rebooted “Star Trek” and “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
“I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love.” -William Shatner http://t.co/U8ZN98tVYp
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 27, 2015