Actor, writer, and director Leonard Nimoy has died at the age of 83. It is believed that complications from obstructive pulmonary disease, an illness cause by chronically poor airflow to the lungs, are the cause.
He is best known as Spock on the classic science fiction series Star Trek. Created in the late 1960s, the show become massive hit. His character was a half human half alien (a Vulcan) who lived life though logic and not emotions (most of the time). A factor that helped with a number of show’s themes.
He once wrote of the character:
[su_quote]In Spock, I finally found the best of both worlds: to be widely accepted in public approval and yet be able to continue to play the insulated alien through the Vulcan character.[/su_quote]
He played the role though the original series, a cartoon series, the original movie series and the current movie series. Other roles include, Dr. David Kibner in the 1978 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Galvatron in Transformers the Movie, Mustapha Mond in Brave New World, and King Kashekim Nedakh in Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Some of his directing credits include Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Three Men and a Baby, The Good Mother, Funny About Love, and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.
Leonard Nimoy will be remembered as a great actor and an icon. Geek Juice Media would like to send our deepest regards to his family, friends, and his many fans. Live long and Prosper to all.
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Source: New York Times