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Leonard Nimoy passes away at 83

'Star Trek's' Mr Spock boldly goes

By Jamie Khoo | Published: 28 Feb 2015

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Actor Leonard Nimoy, who fans everywhere shall always remember most fondly for his role as Vulcan Mr Spock on Star Trek has passed away, aged 83.

His wife Susan Bay Nimoy confirmed his death, the cause of which was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an illness he announced about a year ago and for which he was hospitalised a week ago. 

There's a minute of doubt in fans that Leonard "live long and prospered", garnering a massive following as Mr Spock. The actor had also had a turn at directing, his most notable effort being the 1987 flick Three Man and a Baby.

More recently, he made a return to the world of television Sci-Fi in his role as William Bell in the series Fringe. He's also done several cameo appearances in some of the most popular TV series, including The Simpsons, where he played himself and The Big Bang Theory, where he voiced an action figure of Spock. 

Leonard's death is causing a huge reaction all around the world, with celebs, NASA and even the White House tweeting their last respects to the actor.

 


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