A sad day. Leonard Nimoy has departed this Vale of Tears.
The star, who was first cast in the science-fiction series in the mid-1960s, suffered from COPD – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – and was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center after a 911 call on February 19.
Few actors have become so associated with a role as Nimoy did with the character Spock. Immediately after TOS he was concerned about being typecast, but he long ago came to terms with the role of Spock, a character he invested with dignity, and, dare I say it, humanity. Live long and prosper in the world to come Mr. Nimoy.