Star Trek Great Leonard Nimoy Dead at 83 – George Takei’s Heartfelt Message to Him – Good Bye Dr. Spock

By on February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, better known as Dr. Spock, has died at the age of 83.

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Nimoy was best known for his role on Star Trek playing along side, William Shatner’s character as Captain of the Enterprise, Dr. Spock. The actor gained a worldwide following from his portrayal of Mr. Spock on Star Trek.

The actor passed away on Friday in his home in Los Angeles. Susan Bay Nimoy, his wife, confirmed his death, stating Nimoy died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy had been fighting this disease after years of smoking, despite having given up the habit three decades ago.

His granddaughter took to Nimoy’s twitter account to thank everyone for their thoughtful wishes, saying,

“Hi all, as you all know, my Grandpa passed away this morning at 8:40 from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was an extraordinary man, husband, grandfather, brother, actor, author-the list goes on- and friend. Thank you for the warm condolences. May you all LLAP. – Dani” She is also using her grandfather’s death as a way to raise money for the COPD Foundation, adding to the tweet,” P.s. I will be putting special shirts up on our site, , where all of the proceeds will go to the COPD Foundation. I hope to hear from you all.”

Condolences have begun to pour in from around the world including actor/director George Takei who wrote on his Facebook page,

“Today, the world lost a great man, and I lost a great friend. We return you now to the stars, Leonard. You taught us to “Live Long And Prosper,” and you indeed did, friend. I shall miss you in so many, many ways.”

Nimoy had other outside interests but will always be remembered for the iconic character of Mr. Spock, the pointy-eared Second Officer with an unmistakable hand signal and his very own catch phrase: “Live long and prosper.”

Our thoughts go out to Leonard Nimoy’s family during this very difficult time.

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