Leonard Nimoy: Requiescat in Pace

 

(I posted this on the day of Nimoy’s death at The American Catholic, and I thought the Star Trek mavens of Almost Chosen People might enjoy it.)

 

A sad day.  Leonard Nimoy has departed this Vale of Tears.

Leonard Nimoy, the legendary actor who played Mr Spock in Star Trek, has died at the age of 83.

The star, who was first cast in the science-fiction series in the mid-1960s, suffered from COPD – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – and was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center after a 911 call on February 19.

His wife Susan Bay Nimoy and son Adam confirmed he passed away at his Bel Air, Los Angeles, home on Friday morning.

Nimoy’s final tweet from his hospital bed urged fans to ‘live long and prosper’. 

Few actors have become so associated with a role as Nimoy did with the character Spock.  Immediately after TOS he was concerned about being typecast, but he long ago came to terms with the role of Spock, a character he invested with dignity, and, dare I say it, humanity.  Live long and prosper in the world to come Mr. Nimoy.

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Published in: on March 5, 2015 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on Leonard Nimoy: Requiescat in Pace  
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