For many of us, it feels as though we’ve lost a very dear long-time friend. Farewell, Leonard Nimoy – you certainly lived, and you very much prospered. And what a life to be proud of.
At 8:40am this morning, Nimoy passed away at the age of 83. Best known for his role as Spock in the original Star Trek series, he went onto make multiple appearances in other films, and later became a director, poet, singer and photographer. Born to Orthodox Jewish immigrants in Boston, Massachusetts he struggled as a young actor taking various jobs to support his education. For quite some time, he delivered newspapers to pay for his acting classes enduring harsh New England winters. He was no stranger to hard work, and played more than 50 small parts in B movies before finally landing larger roles that would later land him his iconic role in Star Trek. (Wikipedia)
His gentle personality, philanthropic work and active involvement in current events continued to resound with both older and younger generations.
In the wise words of William Shatner: