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Leonard Nimoy, R.I.P.

Its with sadness that Leonard Nimoy, the actor who bought Spock from star Trek to life has died. It was announced by his family that he died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Friday morning. For those who don't what it is, in short, it is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by chronically poor airflow of which smoking is a common cause of the disease.1

Although Spock bought him fame, he was also known for being a singer and one of his most famous songs is about Bilbo Baggins from Middle Earth stories, the Hobbit and to a lesser extent, Lord of the Rings.

He also starred as the Great Paris, a member of the Impossible Mission Force in the Mission: Impossible television series for two years. He would later return to his role of Spock in the first Star Trek movie, Motion Picture and later become director in two more (The Search for Spock and Voyage Home). He would appear in the Star Trek films Undiscovered Country and Final Frontier. He didn't make an appearance in the film series again until Star Trek XI where his character Spock came back from the future to prevent the destruction of his home world of Vulcan. He would then reappear in the sequel which was released four years later as a special guest star.

He was born on March 26th, 1931 to a Dora and Max Nimoy in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Leonard would later serve in the United States Army as a Sargent between 1953 and 1955 before leaving to embark on an acting career. Leonard would appear as a minor character until his big break came with Star Trek. He was the only surviving member of the original episode The Cage as a half-human (Mum) and a half-Vulcan (Dad) to make it through into the full series. He married twice and was a father to two children, Julie and Adam. When I met him, he was willing to go that extra mile with autographs unlike some other Star Trek actors I've met. 2.

The film below is a You Tube video of a collection of Spock quotes that I found so enjoy.

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