Leonard Nimoy Dead at 83


Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Mr. Spock on the infamous Star Trek series, has died at the age of 83. The cause of death was COPD  (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), which the actor had been openly battling for quite some time.

Nimoy announced to the public that he was suffering from this ailment last year, and attributed it to many years of smoking cigarettes. He had, however, given up the happen some 30 years before his death. Sadly, quitting was not enough to reverse the damage that had already been inflicted into his lungs at that point.

Last week, the Boston native checked himself into UCLA Medical Center, following the experiencing of severe chest pains. Nimoy was not kept very long however, and following an examination he was released in order to return to his place of residence.

Nimoy took to Twitter just a few days ago in order to upload what would end up being his last post. He detailed his view that life can be attributed to being akin to a garden, in that perfect moments can be achieved but at the same time only preserved in memory. He ended the Tweet with his infamous line “Live Long and Prosper.”

By Rebecca Grace

New York Times
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