Leonard Nimoy gained global recognition as the part human-part Vulcan first officer, Mr. Spock in Starship Enterprise in the television series and then movie adaption, Star Trek. His popularity can be gauged by the fact that when J. J. Abrams rebooted the series in 2009, Leonard Nimoy was the only one from the original cast to be brought back. Born on March 26, 1931 in Boston, Nimoy started his career in 1950s starring in small time horror flicks followed by a slew of television series such as The Twilight Zone and Gunsmoke. It was only in 1966 when he got his most famous role to date as Mr. Spock.
He would go on to direct two Star Trek sequels and Three Men and a Baby. A little less known fact is that Nimoy was also a singer and churned out five albums starting with Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock’s Music From Outer Space. Nimoy also wrote two autobiographies, I Am Not Spock in 1975 and I Am Spock in 1995.
His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death on Friday morning at the age of 83. The cause being end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which Nimoy earlier blamed to years of smoking.
His last tweet is both sweet and also is apt to celebrate the life of this movie legend, “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP.”