It is with a sad heart that Nerd Report announces that Leonard Nimoy, of Star Trek fame, has died in his home in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (aka lung disease). It is known that Nimoy was a heavy smoker up until about 30 years ago when he stopped. Unfortunately, it appears as though the smoking had final caught up with him. His wife Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death this morning.
Nimoy’s legacy will certainly be most-famously known as Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, a level headed Vulcan that looked at things logically, but being half-human, also had some not-so-logical momenta as well. He would later reprise his role in quite a few movies and TV series (Star Trek related, of course), most recently in Star Trek Into Darkness where he played a very crucial cameo role.
In the 80’s he lent his voice to pop music as a cameo in Information Society’s “What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)”. There have been rumors about whether or not Nimoy came into the studio to say “Pure Energy” or if the sound byte was lifted from Star Trek. Still, here’s an throwback video:
But Nimoy was more than that, he was also an accomplished photographer, While most people were gravitating towards a more slimmer women’s image, Nimoy celebrated women of all sizes in his Full Body Project.
Nimoy was loved by all. He was respected by all. When he showed up on screen, everyone gasped. His work will go far beyond his grave. Rest in Peace, Leonard Nimoy, you will not be forgotten.
With that, I’ll end with this, his last tweet: