BREAKING: Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy Is Dead

Feb 27, 2015 at 1:32 pm |

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Death, much like space, is the final frontier.

After being rushed to the hospital with chest pains last week, iconic Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy passed away this morning, Friday, February 27. He was 83 years old.

Nimoy is best known for originating the role of Spock, the half human, half Vulcan first officer of the Starship Enterprise upon the show’s debut in 1966. Since the original series’ brief three-season run, the show has become a worldwide phenomenon, a pillar of science fiction and nerdom everywhere.

Perhaps few characters from any major sci-fi franchise are more well known than Spock, and, indisputably, the likeness of Nimoy.

His final tweet:

A long-time smoker, Nimoy’s wife confirmed that his death was due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He died in his home in Bel Air, Los Angeles.

And so we say dif-tor heh smusma to an actor who boldly took us where no man had gone before, for although it’s cliche, its meaning is nevertheless genuine: live long and prosper.

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The iconic “Star Trek” actor, forever the embodiment of Mr. Spock, has died at 83. Remember him here …