He Lived Long and Prospered: Leonard Nimoy Dead at 83
Actor Leonard Nimoy has passed away at age 83 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Leonard Nimoy has passed away today at the age of 83.
According to Nimoy's family, he died this morning Bel Air California as a result of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy had been hospitalized on Monday following complications from this same condition which he personally blamed on a long-held smoking habit.
An actor for more than sixty years, Nimoy was best known by his many fans as the iconic Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek television series. It was a role he reprised several times for feature films, most recently in the J.J. Abrams movies Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness. He also had roles in shows like Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible and, more recently, Fringe, among others. Outside of roles on screen he performed as a voice actor in properties such as Transformers: The Movie, Star Trek: The Animated Series and a variety of video games including Civilization IV. He also directed several films, was a published poet, a photographer and, on occasion, a singer.
Responding to his death former co-stars William Shatner and George Takei both expressed their grief. "I loved him like a brother," said Shatner in Tweet. "We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love." Takei in his statement said that "We return you now to the star" and that affirmed that Nimoy had taught people to "Live Long and Prosper." It's a sentiment that I think many of us can share in.
This news was literally the first thing I saw when I woke up today. At the same time, a neighbor must have been chopping onions because my eyes started to water. RIP Leonard Nimoy. He lived long and prospered.
I will miss his work. I grew up on Star Trek and enjoyed pretty much everything he was involved in. Holloywood has lost one of its brightest stars today
I've never seen anything related to Star Trek, but I hear he was a great actor and all-around nice guy.
Rest in Peace, Nimoy.
I've already said this elsewhere, but rest in peace, Mr. Nimoy, your long journey has come to an end. You've already lived long and prospered.
I know that real celebrities allow employees and what not to use their "official" twitter account to make announcements, but I'm not fond of how his "The Real Nimoy" account is retweeting condolences. I have a similar issue with the Michael Jackson Facebook page.
Of course, RIP Nimoy, I do wish that I had indulged your content before, there's always the future to do it in =/
Never was a fan of Star Trek, but I'd be lieing if I didn't like some of the man's work out side Star Trek, and even though he was 83 and had by all accounts had a life most of us would kill for it's still a great lost. Not just to geek culture, ether.
(it was this or Taps)
Rest well Mr Nimoy you will be missed.
Goddammit, first robin williams and now Mr. Spock. I wasn't ready for this.
Goddammit, first robin williams and now Mr. Spock. I wasn't ready for this.
We're never ready. We never were ready, and we'll never BE ready. We just have to cope.
Goodbye, and good luck, wherever you are.
Damn, that's some sad news right there. I woke up to my group of friends texting about it and we all had a moment of silence for him. I do kindda feel like scum though... I read the article and while trying to be respectful the voice in my head instinctually read Shatner's quote, well, like Shatner. :/
*sniff* Well that's saddening... RIP, the world lost an amazing man today...
Good-bye, Mr. Spock. The world will miss you, but you will be remembered for ages.
I'm not exactly an old Star Trek fan. It was always something that might be on some times when I was watching TV with my dad and kind of was just amused by like the old Batman show because you know wacky old 60's stuff.(90's kid here) But I kind of really grew up liking and respecting the man. He was just always there and I always caught myself unable to take my eyes away from the screen when he would talk. He just had this way of talking that just said "wisdom".
Sad to see him go. Wonder how Shatner is doing..They were friends right?
He was my childhood hero and a source of significant inspiration. I feel as though many of us lost a good friend today.
"Every life comes to an end when time demands it. Loss of life is to be mourned, but only if the life was wasted."
Live long and prosper, friends.
well, looks like another great actor and humanitarian has left us for the void.
Lets keep his message and memory alive and remember for all the fun he brought us.
rip Mr Nimoy.
Farewell Mr. Nimoy. You gave the world so much and will be sorrowfully missed.
RIP in peace. You were a pretty cool guy, and the acting world has lost one of their best.
Farewell, Nimoy. You lived long and you prospered.
Well, I for one am going to honour his memory by playing a game of Civ 4 and giving the Vulcan salute every time I research a tech.
I'm not a Star Trek fan, but heaps of respect for his influence and being a cool dude in general. I heard he was sick, but I didn't know he was in that bad of shape. My dad grew up with Star Trek (and even watches re-runs when they're on), and the news really hit him.
In lighter news, I've also been playing Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep. Xehanort's Japanese voice actor died last month from heart failure, and now Leonard Nimoy is gone too from similar causes and at a similar age. The rest of this game is going to be a little awkward D:
Made it to 83, not a bad run.
These delightful commercials involving Shatner and Limoy should be provided wonderful memory.
These are classics.
Well that's a bummer to wake up to. I've never been a hardcore Trekkie, but I enjoyed his appearances in other media: his Simpsons performances were hilarious and his soothing yet authoritative tones in Civilization IV were a high-point of the game.
RIP Leonard Nimoy, you were one hell of an entertainer.
Everyone's gonna remember him for Spock...not many are going to remember him for this:
Rest well, Mr. Nimoy. We're gonna miss ya.
I can remember when my cousin and I, 40 odd years ago, were so pleased that our fingers could work that symbol without aid. Now with the Black Fleet, reasoning with his enemies, a thousand times, laughing.
Can't say I didn't see it coming. Read the news of his hospitalization earlier this week and I just knew, somehow. It's a sad day, for sure. Nimoy was one amazing actor. And an equally amazing man. He will be missed. Rest in peace, sir.
Live Long And Prosper.
RIP Leonard Nimoy. Thank you for all wonderful years of entertainment and joy you provided for all of us.
Live Long and Prosper.
I had just had a meal out with the boyfriend when his brother text him to tell us this. I was bawling my eyes out in the middle of Leeds! People were looking at him funny like "what did he just say to her?" Heh.
We went into Forbidden Planet and bought a Spock pop toy, then we had a toast to him when we went out with friends that night. Yes, we are sad nerds. :(
RIP sir. ;-;
Damn I loved this guy, never saw anything negative about him. Had hoped to see him and Shatner do one last star trek 'thing' to close there eara but I guess that was me just being a dreamer. It will be a sadder world without him in it. Hope he aimed for the second star to the right and strait on till morning.
According to Vulcan mourning traditions, a death is mourned only if the life was wasted. Leonard Nimoy lived an incredible life and leaves behind a wonderful legacy - one of compassion, creativity, and kindness. Let's honor his life and celebrate his legacy by making an effort to uplift and encourage our fellow travelers on this little blue planet.
I heard about this last night and thought people were joking (playing STO). He will be missed.
I wonder if "Zombies Of The Stratosphere" will make his life highlights reel at some point if someone does one. :)