Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock of Star Trek Dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, the beloved actor who brought Mr. Spock to life in the original Star Trek television series passed away on Friday in his home in Bel-Air at the age of 83. 

The actor was hospitalized earlier this week due to complications arising from obstructive pulmonary disease. Mr. Nimoy announced he had been diagnosed with the disease last year attributing his affliction to three decades of smoking.

The actor was most well-known for his role as Mr. Spock, but he had various other artistic pursuits including directing films, writing poetry and pursuing photography. He is survived by his wife Susan Bay and two children Adam and Julie Nimoy.

Source: New York Times