Sad news today as the world morns the loss of an iconic figure of pop culture. Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock passed away today at the age of 83.
The actor tweeted on Jan. 14, 2014, that he had lung disease. “I quit smoking 30 years ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!!” As he always did, Nimoy signed off with the acronym LLAP, short for “Live Long and Prosper,” his Star Trek character’s most celebrated phrase.
Nimoy died Friday at 8:40 a.m. at his home in Bel Air. His granddaughter, Dani, said on twitter that the cause of death was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
And we shall remember Mr. Spock with one of his lines that sum up how many I’m sure are feeling today.
“You have been and always will be my friend.”
Be Just and Fear Not