SEEM TO HAVE SOMETHING IN MY EYE: Leonard Nimoy Passes Away, 83

Gotta admit, this one strikes home for me.

Leonard Nimoy as “Mr. Spock” shines among my earliest substantive TV memories. I was always more of a Captain Kirk guy but, let’s admit it, Star Trek (the Original Series) needed all three of it’s mainstay trio (Kirk, Spock, McCoy) to achieve its iconic greatness.

For my money, if only for the unduplicable chemistry generated between those three unforgettable characters, and despite it’s now obvious shortcomings and frequent cheesiness, ST:TOS was the best of all the various iterations of the Star Trek franchise. Of course, Nimoy played an indispensable role in that series’ superlative status among television’s history-making classics.

Yes, I’ve got a bit of a lump in my throat right now …

Article and nice video below from …

Leonard Nimoy, the much-beloved “Star Trek” star, passed away on Friday at his Bel Air residence in Los Angeles. He was 83.

Nimoy’s wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed the news to the New York Times and said his death was caused by the final stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Nimoy was hospitalized earlier this week at the UCLA Medical Center after suffering from chest pain. Last year the veteran actor revealed he had pulmonary disease (COPD), which he blamed on years of smoking — a habit he had given up 30 years prior.

Nimoy, who was best known for his role as Mr. Spock on “Star Trek” held down a variety of roles … Keep Reading the Rest at: Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83

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