Leonard Nimoy’s son, Adam, stated that his father died Friday morning in Los Angeles of end stage of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which he attributed to a smoking habit he had ended thirty years ago. He was hospitalised in Los Angeles earlier this week.
Leonard Nimoy married his wife, Susan Bay, in 1989. She survives him, as do his two children by his first wife, Sandra Zober.
Leonard Nimoy rose to fame with Star Trek and after the series ended, he immediately joined the hit adventure series Mission Impossible as Paris.
From 1976 to 1982 he hosted the syndicated television series In Search Of, which attempted to probe such mysteries as the legend of the Loch Ness Monster and the disappearance of aviator Amelia Earhart.
His illustrious career in show business spanned more than six decades and included stints as a stage actor, television guest star, series regular and movie veteran. He was a singer, a published poet and an accomplished photographer.
He also directed a handful of films, including the Box Office success, Three Men And A Baby in the year 1987.
“Given the choice, if I had to be someone else, I would be Spock. If someone told me that I had a choice of being any other television character ever played, then I would choose Spock. I like him. I admire him. I respect him.” wrote Leonard Nimoy a couple of years ago.
He last tweeted on Monday, February 23, 2015 that read, “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. Live long and prosper.”
Although post Star Trek (1966-169), Leonard Nimoy did a lot of notable films both as an actor and director, in the public’s mind he would always be Captain Spock.
Leonard Nimoy, best known as the logical Caption Spock from Star Trek passed away in his home on Friday (February 27, 2015). He was eighty three. L...2.0