Friday, February 27, 2015

RIP: Leonard Nimoy @ 83

 Leonard Nimoy, well known, talented and beloved character actor, died Friday at the age of  83.   A family member told CNN that Nimoy succumbed  due to complications brought on by
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Nimoy is probably best remembered for his depiction of the green, pointed eared alien - Spock - in the 1960 television series (and later feature movies) Star Trek. 

His is survived by cast members  William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei and Walter Koenig                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Takei wrote "We return you now to the stars, Leonard. You taught us to 'Live Long And Prosper,' and you indeed did, friend," .

Read the CNN article Here


kallamis said...

Busted my ass getting home to put this up here myself. Glad you caught this earlier than me. This sucks brother, big time. I heard about this trough my buddies text message.
Still alive here man, and hopefully getting back to writing this weekend or next. That means here also.
But lets be honest here, what do you say to this. Really only one way for me to honor him.
"Goodbye my logical friend. You kept a lot of us from running amok more than once.You lived long, and you prospered well. Thank you."
There's my farewell to our teacher man.
Deleted first due to keyboard induced spelling errors.My "H" doesn't always work.

Beam Me Up said...

Good to hear from you Kallamis.
Between your memorial and George's I feel like I have been flayed and then salted. I wanted to be like Spock so bad I could taste it. Sanity in the face of chaos, the candle of intellect pushing back the shadows of ignorance.

Talk about a shoe to the nads when I first read it..I could not breathe!

He was a man of extraordinary talent and I am so much the lesser for the passing.

kallamis said...

Yeah I know the feeling man. It almost seems like we have lost all hope for reason on this planet now. I can of already gave that up myself though.
But on another question about a different show I have to wonder. What happens to Sheldon now? That should be interesting, if they even go there, which I don't see them having a choice really. Especially with his addiction to Spock. But they'd almost have to film a special episode if they wanted to do it in relation to the time period.