Leonard Nimoy passes away at the age of 83

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Feb 28, 2015, 7:38 PM EST (Updated)

We are incredibly sad to report that Leonard Nimoy passed away this morning at the age of 83.

The beloved actor, who became famous for his role as the logical Vulcan science officer Mr. Spock on Star Trek: The Original Series and a slew of Trek flicks, had been admitted to the hospital earlier this week.

His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, has confirmed his death, saying the reason for Nimoy’s passing was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which was diagnosed last year.

Nimoy’s artistic endeavours included photography, music and poetry alongside acting and directing. The last time we saw the actor donning Spock’s pointy ears and shaved eyebrows was in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness. He had also reprised his most iconic role in 2009’s Star Trek reboot.

We can only say ... you'll always “live long and prosper” in our hearts, Mr. Nimoy. We'll have more on his legacy and what he meant to sci-fi fans in the coming days.

(via The New York Times)