At 83 years old one of entertainment’s most iconic actors has left this world. The end of February 2015 was truly the end of an era. With a career spanning six decades, Leonard Nimoy truly has done it all; acting, producing, directing, writing and even surviving time in the army reserves, where he used his skills to entertain. Now I could use my time to tell you about his long list of achievments but let’s face it, the majority of us will know him as Mr Spock. When I say this I mean it with the highest honor as he took a role and made it his own. The two where so intertwined that Nimoy himself poked fun at the concept with the titles to his two autobiography’s I am not Spock and I am Spock.
There is so much that I think needs said; he was a generous man who gave back to the community that he came from and he was caring to his fans. We all know science fiction nerds, such as myself, can be a little over bearing but Nimoy was good to his fans, knowing they where the reason he was where he was, he even had a funny side poking fun at himself on multiple occasions in The Simpsons, Futurama and The Big Bang Theory, to name but a few. Last year, Nimoy revealed that he had been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It was something he attributed to a smoking habit he had given up approximately 30 years prior. Sadly on February 27, 2015 at the age of 83 he passed away in his home from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Days before his death, Nimoy shared some of his poetry on Twitter.
The fact that so many people have paid respects to this man including his Star trek Alumni, the U.S.Military and even President Obama, proves that he really did lead a life where he lived long and prospered. Mr Nimoy on behalf of all your fans, thank you and you will be missed. All our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, two children, six grandchildren and great-grandchild. More than any work he had completed, his family will be his true legacy.