February 27, 2015
Leonard Nimoy, actor, and author best known as ‘Mr. Spock’ in original Television and Movie’s “Star Trek” series in the 1980-1990’s dies of lung disease.
Lennord Nimoy tweet out before his passing;
“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory”
His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed to the New York Times that her husband died Friday morning at their Los Angeles home of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy said last year that he had been diagnosed with lung disease and was “doing OK.”
Dani Nimoy, said her grandfather was an “extraordinary man, husband, grandfather, brother, actor, author – the list goes on – and friend.”
George Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek and was a friend of Nimoy’s, paid tribute to the actor.
“The word extraordinary is often overused but I think it’s really appropriate for Leonard”, Mr Takei told US broadcaster MSNBC.
“He was an extraordinarily talented man but he was also a very decent human being.”
It was Nimoy’s casting as Spock in 1966 that made him in a star and, in many ways, defined his acting career.
He played the character in all three of the original series of the programme and later in several big-screen spin offs.
Later he directed two of the Star Trek films, The Search for Spock and The Voyage Home, and in 1987 helmed the hit comedy Three Men and a Baby, one of the highest-grossing films of that year.