The news that Leonard Nimoy has died at age 83 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, something he told his many fans about last year, met his legion of fans on the Internet this morning. Now the world must face saying goodbye to a pop culture icon, one that has spanned decades to become one of the most beloved characters in the Star Trek verse. Nimoy brought the part-human Vulcan to life back in the 1960s and his Spock, complete with “satanic” earpieces, caught fire with the show’s audiences rather quickly…
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Hi Mike. Interesting thing about Nimoy – and it shows you some Stars are able to use their celebrity status to great good – once he accepted and embraced his image as Spock, spearheaded and involved in several philanthropic charities and institutions. As an actor he did not achieve what he initially hoped – but as a human being he far exceeded what most of would ever dream of.
Agreed! I could not have put it any better! He essentially trademarked himself but in a very good way. Well done. 🙂