He lived long. He prospered. Leonard Nimoy, most known for playing Spock in the TV/film series Star Trek, passed away today at the age of 83.
Nimoy had been in poor health in recent months and in January he Tweeted out that he had a lung disease that he attributed to being a smoker over 30 years ago. He was recently hospitalized with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Other than Star Trek, Nimoy had recurring roles on TV series such as Mission: Impossible and Fringe. He even directed Star Trek III and Star Trek IV as well as 3 Men and a Baby!
But let’s be real here. He was Spock. And there’s nothing wrong with that. If a career can be identified by a portrayal of only one character you can’t do much better than being known as Spock. Even though his appearances in the latest Trek movies were “convenient” to the story (to be polite), it was still awesome seeing him out there.
Maybe if this were the movies, we could try to bring him back with fal tor pan.
But that’s not the case.
So whether or not you are Team Star Wars, Team Star Trek, or neither, pour one out for Leonard Nimoy. He was a Sci Fi icon and damn cool guy.