Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Spock in the hit series Star Trek, has passed away today at the age of 83, due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Though most known for his role as Spock, Mr. Nimoy was also a passionate photographer, poet and musician. He also published two autobiographies, including “I Am Not Spock,” in 1975, and “I am Spock,” published in 1995. “In Spock, I finally found the best of both worlds: to be widely accepted in public approval and yet be able to continue to play the insulate alien through the Vulcan character,” he wrote in “I Am Not Spock.” Although the series only lasted three seasons, the cult-like status of Star Trek and the memory of Spock and Mr. Nimoy still endures.
In his final tweet sent Monday, Nimoy perfectly sums up life, signing out with his signature Spock catch phrase LLAP “Live Long and Prosper.”
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
Today, we are all Vulcans.
Bellow is the New York Times tribute video to this iconic actor.
Video by Robin Lindsay on Publish Date February 27, 2015.
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