Friday, February 27, 2015

Comic Book Headlines! - Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy has passed away!

Today, the world has lost a beloved person as Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy has passed away, The New York Times  has reported.

Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek series, was hospitalized last week following complaints of severe chest pains. Nimoy revealed last year that he had been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. According to the Times, Nimoy's wife Susan Nimoy confirmed the death while confirming COPD as the official cause of his death.

Nimoy's Star Trek series ran from 1967 to 1969 on CBS, where he co-starred with William Shatner's Captain Kirk. He would later portray the character in five Star Trek films that ran throughout the seventies and eighties.

He most recently played an older version the character in J. J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot and its sequel Star Trek: Into Darkness. 

Leonard Nimoy was a man who touched many lives who will be deeply missed by fans, friends and family for years to come. Not only was Nimoy a successful TV & Movie actor, but he was someone who people around the world held a tremendous level of respect for.

Serving as an inspiration for generations of sci-fi fans, Nimoy embodied his famous phrase "Live Long and Prosper," till the very end.

It's only fitting that his final tweet is the perfect memorial to his legacy.
Since his death, the final good-bye has been retweeted over 70,000 times.

Live Long and Prosper, Leonard.
Thank you for the memories.