Leonard Nimoy has Died. Leonard Nimoy has died at the age of 83. The cause of his death, reported by his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. I had heard that Leonard Nimoy was recently in the hospital but I had no idea that it was serious. Perhaps that is the way he and his family wanted it, affording them more personal time and less media scrutiny.
I grew up with Leonard Nimoy.
I saw him on TV every week or at least every year through Star Trek re-runs. His half-human, half-Vulcan science officer Spock is an iconic TV and film character, a character that Nimoy was forever linked to, for better or worse.
I was amazed at what Nimoy could do behind the camera.
Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home is probably my favorite Star Trek movie and was the highest grossing Star Trek film for decades. I’ve seen that film an obscene number of times. I may have even seen it in theater (though I can’t exactly remember. I would have been very young, a child).
I certainly remember him voicing Galvatron in Transformers: The Movie, bringing gravitas to the animated character.
I was happy with the Nimoy’s pop culture resurgence through Fox’s Fringe and J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek films. New generations were given the opportunity to get to know the actor.
He is survived by his wife; two children from his first marriage, son Adam, a helmer, and daughter Julie; a stepson; and several grandchildren.
Rest in peace Leonard Nimoy. You will be missed.
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