Known as Mr. Spock to Star Trek fans around the world, Leonard Nimoy died at his Bel Air home this morning at the age of 83, the New York Times reports.
He's played the character Spock in the original Series StarTrek and continued with StarTrek the Next Generation, and even appeared in both the new StarTrek & Trek2 films starring Chris Pine.
Mr. Nimoy you sir were a great inspiration for all of us and we all are very grateful, Now go sir to the great beyond and Live Long & Prosper!
R.I.P. March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015
UPDATE: From The NY Times:
Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.
His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Mr. Nimoy announced that he had the disease last year, attributing it to years of smoking, a habit he had given up three decades earlier. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week.