Leonard Nimoy dies at age 83

Some sad news to report out of California this afternoon as we receive word that Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83.

Nimoy famously portrayed Captain Spock in the original Star Trek series, as well as many of the series’ films and spin-offs.

Having posted on Twitter last February about quitting smoking 30 years ago, Nimoy remarked that it wasn’t soon enough. He was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, a common cause of which is tobacco smoke.

He was rushed to hospital for chest pains last week and passed in his home this morning, surrounded by his family.

Our thoughts go out to his friends and family in their time of grief.

Live long and prosper, all. Rest in peace, Mr. Nimoy.