The man who played Spock in the original Star Trek series has died at the age of 83. Leonard Nimoy passed away Friday morning according to the New York times.
Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83 http://t.co/qGs75jMzEz
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 27, 2015
Nimoy had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
(CNN) Here are some facts on the actor and director.
Personal: Birth date: March 26, 1931
Birth place: Boston, Massachusetts
Birth name: Leonard Simon Nimoy
Father: Max Nimoy, barbershop owner
Mother: Dora (Spinner) Nimoy
Marriages: Susan Bay (1989-present); Sandra Zober (1954-1987, divorced)
Children: with Sandra Zober: Adam, August 9, 1956; Julie, March 21, 1955
Education: Attended Boston College; Attended University of California, Los Angeles; Antioch University, M.A.
Military: U.S. Army Reserve, 1953-1955, Sergeant
Other Facts: Has been nominated for four Emmy awards.
Is the author of seven books of poetry.
Nimoy chose the Vulcan hand salute, which is based on a hand gesture used by Hebrew high priests when blessing the congregation.
Directed the 1987 film, “Three Men and a Baby.”
Is an accomplished photographer, whose work is displayed in several museums.
Timeline: 1951 – Film debut in “Queen for a Day.”
1966-1969 – Plays Mr. Spock on the television series “Star Trek.”
1969-1971 – Plays Paris, a spy, on the television series “Mission: Impossible.”
1975 – Nimoy’s autobiography, “I Am Not Spock,” is published.
1976-1980 – Hosts the television show, “In Search Of…”
1979 – Appears as Mr. Spock in the film “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.”
1982 – Appears as Mr. Spock in the film “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”
1982- Appears in the television film “A Woman Called Golda,” and is nominated for an Emmy.
1984 – Directs and stars in the film, “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.”
1985 – Receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1986 – Directs and stars in the film, “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.”
1989 – Stars in the film, “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
1991 – Appears as Mr. Spock in the film, “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.”
1995 – Nimoy’s memoir, “I Am Spock,” is published.
1996 – Directs the Broadway play “The Apple Doesn’t Fall…”
2009-2012 – Recurring character on the Fox series, “Fringe.”
January 29, 2014 – Announces on Twitter that he has COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Just four days before his death, Nimoy posted a beautiful tweet that grabbed followers attention.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
"I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love."
-William Shatner http://t.co/U8ZN98tVYp
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 27, 2015