It is with a heavy heart that I report the death of Leonard Nimoy, who many know as the actor behind the character Spock, of the original Star Trek series, which ran from 1966-69.
His passing is attributed to obstructive pulmonary disease, for which he was hospitalized several days ago.
Nimoy was one of the more remembered characters in the original cast of Star Trek, along with William Shatner, Deforest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols, James Doohan, George Takei, and Walter Koenig, among others. He appeared in eighty episodes of the show, one more than Shatner. Kelley and Doohan both passed away a number of years ago.
Apart from acting, Nimoy engaged in other artistic endeavors, including photography and poetry.
The science fiction community has lost a big name today. He will be missed.
In light of his death, Nimoy’s final tweet has gone viral:
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015