RIP Leonard Nimoy, Sci-Fi Legend

mr-spock_73706_topAt the age of 83, Leonard Nimoy has passed away from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

I am, frankly, bereft of words at this moment. And I think our readers here know who he was and what his accomplishments were. Please share your thoughts down below. I may have something more coherent later today.

Mr. Nimoy, you did live long and you did prosper. Thank you for everything you did for us fans.

You will be missed, but never forgotten.

Here’s his final message on Twitter:

9 replies on “RIP Leonard Nimoy, Sci-Fi Legend”

  1. I can’t figure out what to say. Not only did he play an iconic character so well, he then lived up to the fame it brought him with the way he lived his life and the way he spoke and inspired people.

    Goodbye, Mr Nimoy.

  2. Spock was my first awareness of a nerd hero in pop culture– a curious, science-focused outsider, moderately autistic– and popular. Nimoy was something else, of course, and his quiet handling of his fame played in nice contrast with Shatner’s entertaining mix of self-aggrandizing and self-parody.

    I wonder how long we’ll have the rest of the original cast.

    • Interesting how both Nimoy and Shatners interactions with fans mirrors how their characters interacted in Star Trek.

      I also want to mention that I fondly remember watching the show In Search Of… , narrated by Nimoy, when I was a child.

        • Always thought of that as a low point in his illustrious career, like DeForest Kelley appearing in ‘Night of the Lepus.’

        • I loved In Search Of!

          Still reeling from his death..
          At least I’m not bawling like I was when Elisabeth Sladen died.. I STILL can’t watch her final season of SJA.. *sad sigh* But then, she was always my idol. I loved Mr. Nimoy and I will miss him terribly.. but I dunno.. maybe cuz there was more of a warning.. and Mr. Nimoy was a bit older.. but..

          dammit, I’m rambling..
          stupid fandom attachments of mine.
          *goes to a corner and cries*

          • Elisabeth Sladen’s death was a shock to me. I had no idea she was ill. She seemed so healthy and vibrant. Her final season of SJA is worth watching. I bawled like a baby when the final episode came to a close.

            But we are here to pay tribute to Mr Nimoy. He was wonderful as Mr Spock and I so happy he was included in the latest movies. LLAP.

  3. Star Trek is the first TV show I remember watching, back when I was very, very young. Even as a kid, or perhaps especially to a kid, Spock stands out among the other characters. Spock, and Nimoy, never stopped standing out for me, and probably a lot of other people.

    I am, of course, a little sad at him no longer being with us. But I can’t help being a bit happy that he did, as his character often said, live long and prosper.

  4. My introduction to Star Trek was ST2: The Wrath of Khan. He stood out significantly amongst the cast of that film and literally stone every scene I saw him in after that.

    I still remember him as Paris from Mission: Impossible.

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