Leonard Nimoy, who many knew simply as Mr. Spock from the Star Trek TV and film series died at the age of 83 earlier today (27). Nimoy announced this past year that he suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy confirmed her husband passed due to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Last year Nimoy tweeted, “I quit smoking 30 years ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP.”
Other than being Spock in hje Star Trek series, Leonard Nimoy directed Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and Three Men And A Baby. Nimoy was a musician and released five albums starting with his debut in 1967 Mr Spock’s Music From Outer Space. The reach of Star Trek, which began in 1966, was expansive, and Nimoy’s character was perhaps the most iconic of the cast. Needless to say, Nimoy inspired many people, including rock and metal musicians. Man of them took to Twitter to show their condolences:
A Devastating Day for Star Trek & Sci-Fi fans. Leonard Nimoy Rest In Peace Actor. Director. Photographer. Writer. Vulcan. Best. Alien. EVER.
— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) February 27, 2015
Leonard Nimoy was a party master of illogical proportions.
— ANDREW W.K. (@AndrewWK) February 27, 2015
— Scott Ian (@Scott_Ian) February 27, 2015
One of the greatest characters in tv & movie history, our beloved Mr. Spock is gone. Rest in peace Leonard Nimoy. #LiveLongAndProsper
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) February 27, 2015
RIP Mr. Spock — Sick Of It All (@SOIANYC) February 27, 2015
Mr. Spock, you will be missed..but your ideology will live on….LIVE LONG AND PROSPER! http://t.co/WBGJh1dhwj
— DARKEST HOUR (@darkesthourrock) February 27, 2015
Live long and prosper.
— Twitching Tongues (@twtchngtongues) February 27, 2015
LLAP — Mark Hunter (@chimairamark) February 27, 2015
— Juan of the Dead (@_Juan_Garcia) February 27, 2015