Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy Dies At 83

He lived long, and he certainly prospered. Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known for playing Star Trek’s resident human/vulcan first officer, has passed away at 83. The New York Times reports that he died early this morning in his Los Angeles home.

His death was caused by end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife confirmed. Nimoy was admitted to the hospital earlier this week.

Nimoy is best known for his role as Mr. Spock in the 1966 series Star Trek. Nimoy earned three Emmy Award nominations for his work as Mr. Spock, as well as cementing himself firmly into pop culture.

After Star Trek, Nimoy went on to become an acclaimed film director, voice actor, photographer, musician, and writer. He’s directed films like Three Men and a Baby, had photographs displayed in the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and voiced characters in media ranging from Transformers to Kingdom Hearts.

Later in life, Nimoy embraced his past with Spock and Star Trek, even reprising his role as Spock Prime in JJ Abrams’ two Star Trek films. He also famously used the acronym LLAP (live long and prosper) as his Twitter sign off. The two volumes of his autobiography, I Am Not Spock, detail his identity crisis and ultimate reconciliation with Mr. Spock and his own fame.

Leonard Nimoy was a truly accomplished individual. Everyone here at Leviathyn wishes comfort for those grieving this extraordinary man’s passing.

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