Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy Dead At 83 Years Old

He lived long and he prospered.
Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy Dead At 83 Years Old

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Leonard Nemoy, the brilliant actor who brought the iconic character Spock to life on Star Trek died this morning (Friday February 27th) at him home in Bel-Air, Los Angeles.

He was 83 years old. His wife Susan Bay Nemoy confirmed that the actor died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mr. Nimoy had quit smoking nearly 30 years ago but still attributed his disease to his old habit when he announced it.

Nimoy was born on March 26, 1931 in Boston, he began his career in his early twenties, teaching acting classes in Hollywood. He later became a film director, poet, singer and a photographer.

If you need walk down memory lane or if you're too young to have watched the original Star Trek, check out Spock's funniest moments from Season 1