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Friday, 27 February 2015

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr Spock, dies at 83

US actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, his family has said.

His son, Adam, said he died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Friday morning.
Nimoy had a long career as both an actor and director.

However he was best known for his portrayal of the half-human, half-Vulcan character in both the TV franchise and series of films.

Last year, the actor revealed he was suffering from chronic lung disease, despite stopping smoking more than 20 years ago.

It was reported earlier this week he had been taken to hospital on 19 February after suffering from chest pains.

He later tweeted: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory."

He signed off with "LLAP" - a reference to his character's famous catchphrase, "Live long and prosper". It was to be his final tweet.
Nimoy tweet 
Tempus fugit


  1. Kinda takes the shine off your whole day. I must admit that Brett Ewins death was more depressing foir me, personally, but this comes in a pretty close second. Tempus Fugit indeed. The heroes of our youth die before us, and act as a reminder to us, to do what we should - what we can - in the time we have left. Take it easy. LLAP Leonard.

  2. As the years go by so more and more poop their clogs. As I pointed out to someone: Nimoy was 83 years old and admitted he'd had a great life and, let's face it, his name is NEVER going to be forgotten while there is a single Star Trek fan out there. Look at all the very low paid comic book artists and writers who lived and died in obscurity. Also, I should be so lucky to get to 83!
    He had a good life and enjoyed himself now he's gone.
    Do what you can while you can!

  3. Wireless keyboards are crap. LETTER sent off to you today!