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Star Trek's Mr Spock, actor Leonard Nimoy, dies aged 83

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Star Trek's Mr Spock, actor Leonard Nimoy, dies aged 83


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He lived long and prospered, but on Friday (February 27) at the age of 83 American actor and director Leonard Nimoy died in Los Angeles.

Best known for his role as the half-human, half-Vulcan Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, Nimoy gained a worldwide fanbase.

Chronic lung disease

Despite quitting smoking over 20 years earlier, in 2014 the actor revealed he was suffering from chronic lung disease.

In the week leading up to his death, it was reported he had been admitted to hospital, complaining of chest pains.

Then on Friday, his son Adam announced he had succumbed to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Live long and prosper

Nimoy remained committed to Star Trek until the end. A keen Twitter user, he signed off many of his tweets – including his final post – with ‘LLAP’: a reference to Spock’s famous catchphrase, ‘Live long and prosper.’


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