Actor Leonard Nimoy has died at the age of 83 from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and was confirmed by his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy.
He was born in Boston, far from Vulcan, and was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family before eventually going on to starring and directing in numerous films including “Three Men and a Baby”, but is most known for his role as ‘Spock’ in the Movie franchise ‘Star Trek’. Many will forever remember a common line, “fascinating” or “live long and prosper” or even “I have been, and always shall be, your friend”.
Nimoy was born on March 26, 1931, just 4 days after fellow ‘Star Trek’ actor and colleague, William Shatner. He moved to California in 1949 to pursue an acting career. After several short parts in tv shows like Bonanza, The Twilight Zone, and Dragnet. But it was his appearance in ‘The Lieutenant’ that caught the attention of the show’s producer, Gene Roddenberry.
Nimoy is noted for having inserted his Jewish influence into the ‘Star Trek’ films, with “Live long and prosper” an adaptation of a Jewish kohanim blessing.
“The More we share, the more we have” – Quote by Leonard Nimoy
His last tweet: “Life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory”. LLAP on Feb 23, 2015.
We hope Nimoy’s spirit “Boldly goes…” read a tweet by NASA.