STID LA Premiere 13Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy passed away today at the age of 83 at his home in Los Angeles. His son, Adam, said he died of end-stage Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease.

Leonard Nimoy was an actor, writer, producer, director, poet, host, voiceover artist, photographer, husband, father and grandfather. In 1964 Gene Roddenberry cast Leonard Nimoy to play the iconic role of Mr Spock in Star Trek’s original pilot, “The Cage” and again in the second pilot in 1966. Nimoy appeared as Spock 112 times, in TOS, TAS, TNG and the films.

Nimoy directed Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. He also has writing credits for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, of which he served as executive producer. In 2010 Nimoy voiced Spock on the video game Star Trek Online.

He wrote his first autobiography I Am Not Spock. Twenty years later, he wrote I Am Spock.

I am SpockAway from Star Trek, Nimoy’s many other credits included:

  • Fringe
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Becker
  • The Simpsons
  • The Outer Limits
  • The Transformers: The Movie
  • T.J. Hooker
  • Mission: Impossible

Leonard Nimoy also released 5 music albums from 1967 to 1970.

  • Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock’s Music From Outer Space
  • Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy
  • The Way I Feel
  • The Touch of Leonard Nimoy
  • The New World of Leonard Nimoy

Nimoy’s final tweet

Visionary Trek offers our condolences to his family, friends.