‘Star Trek’ star Leonard Nimoy passes away at 83

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‘Star Trek’ star Leonard Nimoy passed away at age 83 at his home in Los Angeles after battling end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Leonard Nimoy died Friday morning, February 27 in Los Angeles, his family confirms. He was 83 years old. His survivors include wife Susan and children Adam & Julie.

The actor is best known for playing Spock (along with his pointy ears and bowl haircut) in the first six “Star Trek” movies and directed two of them. His “Star Trek” character was portrayed by Zachary Quinto in the rebooted franchise from director J.J. Abrams, but Nimoy still made an appearance in the revamped version.

Nimoy had been about about his struggle with alcohol and his long history of smoking, which led to his battle of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. His passing came a few days after he was reported getting hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center for severe chest pains.

Nimoy’s last tweet posted earlier this month read, “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP.” Leonard ended all his tweets with LLAP after Spock’s iconic “Live long and prosper” message.

Photos by: Joseph Marzullo/WENN.com

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