HE DID LIVE LONG AND PROSPERED REST IN PEACE.
TMZ broke the news Monday that Nimoy was rushed to an L.A. hospital as a precautionary measure last Thursday after suffering from chest pains.
Nimoy announced last year that he’d been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, 30 years after giving up smoking.
According to the National Institutes of Health, COPD is a progressive disease, prominently affecting middle-aged or older adults, which makes it difficult to breathe. Smoking is the primary cause. While it is manageable, it can get worse over time and there is no cure. Currently, COPD is the third-leading cause of death in the United States.
LEONARD NIMOY :MR. SPOCK HAS DIED FRIDAY 27/2/2015 RIP. LIVED LONG AND PROSPERRED.
Leonard Simon Nimoy ; March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director, poet, singer and photographer. Nimoy was best known for his role as Spock in the originalStar Trek series (1966–69), and in multiple film, television, and video game sequels.
Nimoy began his career in his early twenties, teaching acting classes in Hollywood and making minor film and television appearances through the 1950s, as well as playing the title role in Kid Monk Baroni. Foreshadowing his fame as a semi-alien, he played Narab, one of three Martian invaders in the 1952 movie serial Zombies of the Stratosphere.
In 1953, he served in the United States Army. In 1965, he made his first appearance in the rejected Star Trek pilot, “The Cage“, and would go on to play the character of Mr. Spock until 1969, followed by eight feature films and guest slots in the various spin-off series. His character of Spock has had a significant cultural impact and garnered Nimoy three Emmy Award nominations; TV Guide named Spock one of the 50 greatest TV characters. After the original Star Trek series, Nimoy starred inMission: Impossible for two seasons, hosted the documentary series In Search of…, and narrated Civilization IV, as well as making several well-received stage appearances. More recently, he also had a recurring role in the science fiction series Fringe.
Nimoy in 2011
|Born||Leonard Simon Nimoy
March 26, 1931
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||February 27, 2015 (aged 83)
Bel Air, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, film director, poet, photographer, singer, songwriter|