“Living Long and Prosper” -Spock
[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]t is indeed a sad day for Star Trek fans and sci-fi fans from around the globe, as the news that Leonard Nimoy, most well-known from his role as the logical, pointy-eared Vulcan from the popular Star Trek franchise, has passed away at the age of 83 at his home in Bel-Air, Los Angeles.
Susan Bay Nimoy confirmed her husband’s death and stated the cause was in relation to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, something that Leonard Nimoy himself announced he had last year. He attributed the disease to his many years of smoking, despite having quit more than two decades before.
Celebrities and internet personalities wasted no time in acknowledging his passing and bidding him the respect the actor deserves.
— Larry King (@kingsthings) February 27, 2015
Actor Zachary Quinto, who portrayed Spock in the Star Trek film series reboot/continuation by J.J. Abrams had this to say on the late actor’s passing on his Instagram profile:
Born on march 26, 1931, Leonard Simon Nimoy was 83. He shall be missed.