(February 27, 2015), when they learned Leonard
Nimoy, Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, passed away at age 83. Mr. Nimoy had been suffering
from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diagnosed last year, which
had progressed into end stage COPD, and is the contributing cause of his death.
He passed away at home in Los Angeles.
Mr. Nimoy was born on March 26, 1931 in Boston. His
parents, Max and Dora Nimoy, were Jewish immigrants from Ukraine. He is
survived by his wife Susan, brother Melvin, son Adam, daughter Julie, stepson
Aaron Schuck, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
While Mr. Nimoy had other interests and acting
roles, Mr. Spock was his most famous. Besides being a well-renowned actor, he
was a published author, director, producer, writer, narrator, photographer,
poet, and singer. His most notable onstage performance was in “Fiddler on the
Even though the original Star Trek TV series only
lasted three seasons, the series had developed a cult-like following, which
resulted in the franchise becoming one of the most popular of the past half
century. According to many articles and sources, Mr. Nimoy’s role as Mr. Spock contributed largely to this success. AnastasiaDate said he had
reprised the role of Mr. Spock in the J.J. Abrahams reboot of the Star Trek
movie franchise in 2009 and again in 2013 for the sequel, “Star Trek Into Darkness.”