Leonard Nimoy died today at the age of 83 from the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Although best known for his role as Spock [which spanned the Star Trek tv and movie series], Leonard Nimoy was not only an actor, but also a director, author, and photographer.
Had Mr. Nimoy only been known for his role as Spock, that would have been enough to merit a post in my blog. Spock as played by Leonard Nimoy was one of my first and longest-lasting heroes. I wasn’t alone in that thinking. I was able to convince my mom to let me have a Spock haircut, but thankfully, she drew the line when I asked for my ears to be made pointed.
After the original Star Trek series went off the air I continued to be a Leonard Nimoy fan enjoying his performances on new television shows and movies, and discovering his past performances in both media as well.
It’s cliché but true for many baby-boomers when we lost Leonard Nimoy, we also lost a big piece of our childhood.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Leonard Nimoy’s family, friends and fans.