Friday, February 27, 2015

Actor Leonard Nimoy, 'Mr. Spock,' dies at 83

284702maingpn-2000-001363full.jpg Nimoy, third from right in the light blue suit, greets NASA officials in 1976 at the rollout of space shuttle Enterprise. NASA

Actor Leonard Nimoy, beloved by geeks of all stripes for his role as Mr. Spock in the original "Star Trek" TV series, died Friday at his Los Angeles home at age 83.

He died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his son Adam said, according to CBS News.

Nimoy followed his "Star Trek" run from 1966 to 1969 with an acting and directing career. But for most, he will always be known as Spock. Half-human, half-Vulcan, his character was the calm counterpoint to William Shatner's more volatile Captain Kirk on one of television and film's most revered cult series.

He also portrayed Spock in numerous "Star Trek" movies and voiced the character in cartoons and video games.

More to come, including my personal appreciation of the iconic actor.

from CNET

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