Leonard Nimoy passes away at age 83

The actor, known to many as Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

By The Associated Press
Published February 27, 2015 5:33PM (EST)
Leonard Nimoy         (AP/Matt Sayles)
Leonard Nimoy (AP/Matt Sayles)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.

Nimoy's son, Adam, says the actor died Friday morning in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.

Although Nimoy followed his 1966-69 "Star Trek" run with a notable career as both an actor and director, in the public's mind he would always be Spock.

His half-human, half-Vulcan character was the calm counterpoint to William Shatner's often-emotional Captain Kirk on one of television and film's most revered cult series.

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