Leonard Nimoy who played Spock on Star Trek has died

Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known for playing the emotionless, pointy-eared Spock on the “Star Trek” television series, died on Friday. He was 83.

His granddaughter, Dani, confirmed the death on Twitter. She called him “an extraordinary man.” Nimoy revealed a year ago that he had been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Spock Quotes

Live long and prosper

The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.

Kirk quote eulogizing Spock in Wrath of Khan

We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet it should be noted that in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most… human.

A Trekkie Describing Spock

“He’s the most important character in the Star Trek universe,” Dr. T said. “Spock has wielded more influence on the alpha quadrant than anyone else.”

Spock’s future reminds us that our differences are our strengths. That’s the ultimate lesson from the psychology of Spock—if we can find a way to embrace all aspects of ourselves and approach life with an open mind, we are capable of great things.

from The Psychology of Spock: Past, Present, and Future.

Other Star Trek the Old Series Actors

DeForest Kelley, Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy, died in 1999

James Doohan, Chief Engineer Scott, died in 2005.

William Shatner (83) played Captain Kirk. He is acting on TV and commercials

Nichelle Nichols (82) played Uhura. She is still acting.

George Hosato Takei (77) played Sulu. He is still acting

Walter Koenig (78) played Chekov. He is still acting

SOURCES – NBC News, wikipedia