Best known and loved for playing Mr. Spock on Star Trek, Leonard Nimoy was also a director, a musician (to some degree), and a writer. He was born in 1931 and lived 83 years. He was a proficient smoker when he was younger, but in recent years has spoken out against smoking. It was what eventually killed him, for it gave him chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
He played Mr. Spock for nearly 50 years. He starred in Star Trek The Original Series, and is the third lead actor to die (the others being Jimmy Doohan, who played Scotty, and DeForest Kelley, who played Dr. McCoy). Out of all the old actors and musicians I love, I didn't think Leonard Nimoy would be the first to die.
He has become a legend in Geekdom. Not only did he play one of the most iconic characters on television, but he also sang one of the geekiest songs out there:
In addition to acting in Star Trek The Original Series, Leonard Nimoy acted in seven of the twelve Star Trek films, and guest starred in Star Trek The Next Generation. He also directed two of the Star Trek films. To learn more about Leonard Nimoy's life and accomplishments, read this article by Star Trek.com.
His acting career has spanned many, many television shows and movies.
And he had a winning smile.
I'm wearing the appropriate color to choir today:
There's only one thing left to say: