Leonard Nimoy, actor for Spock on ‘Star Trek’, dies at 83



Leonard Nimoy (left) and William Shatner (right) were great friends. Shatner played the character Captain Kirk and Spock was his first officer.

by Jack Densmore, Staff Writer

The famed actor Leonard Nimoy, known for his role of Spock on the show and film series Star Trek died on February 27. The actor played a great role in the Star Trek universe. Many fans grieved of his passing on social media with the #LLAP. His famous saying “Live Long and Prosper” which was at the end of all of his tweets as LLAP was trending worldwide the day of his passing.

The character of Spock appeared on the first episode of the Star Trek television show in 1966. Nimoy continued to play the character to even the recent 2013 film Star Trek Into Darkness. It is unknown if he’ll appear in the next Star Trek film that is set to release in 2016. Nimoy also appeared in many types of entertainment including video games. He narrated the PC game Star Trek Online. He was also a poet and a photographer.

Nimoy’s wife, Susan Nimoy, confirmed the death of the actor and the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy was hospitalized earlier in the week. He was born on March 26, 1931.

Nimoy was also active on Twitter and gave fans recent updates on his life and used social media to share his poems and other works on his page, @TheRealNimoy. “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP” was Nimoy’s last tweet. Fans on all of social media and worldwide gave their condolences to Nimoy’s family.

Live Long and Prosper, Leonard Nimoy.