Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83

Iconic Star Trek actor dies after being hospitalized for end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known for his role as Spock in Star Trek, died Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 83. The New York Times has a full obituary for the actor.

His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his passing. She said the cause of death was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy had been hospitalized earlier in the week.

Nimoy played Spock in the original Star Trek series in the 1960s, later appearing in--and directing--some of the 1980s Star Trek movies. He also had a small role in J.J. Abrams' 2009's Star Trek reboot.

The actor's film and TV credits are numerous. Some might also remember him from a memorable episode of The Simpsons, the 1997 classic "The Springfield Files."

Nimoy also did voicework for video games such as Seaman and Civilization IV.

His final tweet is beautiful.

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