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Leonard Nimoy aka Spock of Star Trek fame dies at 83

by Billy Caldwell

“Live Long and Prosper”

Seminal words from an icon of great magnitude. When I was a child, Leonard Nimoy was the missing link, the connection between alien worlds and humanity. The cool, collected, resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut Star Trek.

Then he became the host of one of my all time favorite conspiracy theory shows of the 80’s ‘In Search Of…”, keeping us intrigued at the thoughts of the unknown. He recently made guest appearances in multiple shows like Big Bang Theory, Fringe, and even cartoon based series The Simpons and Futurama. His presence was always a welcome addition to any production he was part of.

Today, sadly, we found out this icon was found dead in his Bel Air home.

His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

His artistic pursuits — poetry, photography and music in addition to acting — ranged far beyond the United Federation of Planets, but it was as Mr. Spock that Mr. Nimoy became a folk hero, bringing to life one of the most indelible characters of the last half century. He will be forever remembered for his contributions and we will all continue to try to , ‘Live Long and Prosper’.

Beam Mr. Spock up Scotty, its time for his return to the heavens.


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Billy Caldwell
A kid from the deserts of Las Vegas that moved west to the surf and gritty artsy vibe of Los Angeles. Working designer, musician and writer that has a thirst for the "new" and "cool". Founder of Sparkplug Magazine