Leonard Nimoy, Original Spock, Dies At 83


Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known as the original Spock on “Star Trek,” died at his Los Angeles home today, his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy confirmed to the New York Times. He was 83 years old. His wife said that his death was caused by the end stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The actor, whose “Star Trek” character’s “live long and prosper” catchphrase became iconic to generations of fans, also appeared as an older version of Spock, Spock Prime, in the recently rebooted “Star Trek” and “Star Trek Into Darkness.”