Star Trek’s much loved Spock actor Leonard Nimoy dies at 83 By Press Association February 27 2015, 7.31pm Share Star Trek’s much loved Spock actor Leonard Nimoy dies at 83 Share via Facebook Twitter Linkedin Whatsapp Messenger Email Post link https://www.thecourier.co.uk/obituaries/237219/star-treks-much-loved-spock-actor-leonard-nimoy-dies-at-83/ Copy Link Leonard Nimoy pictured in Los Angeles in 2006. Picture: AP. Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in Star Trek, has died at the age of 83. His son Adam confirmed the actor, adored by Trekkies all over the world, died at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday morning. He said the cause of his father’s death was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy, who appeared in Star Trek from 1966-1969, was loved by fans of the cult TV series for his portrayal of the pointy-eared science officer Mr Spock. The actor left a poignant last message for fans on his Twitter account last Sunday, including a reference to his famous sign-off, “Live Long And Prosper”. The tweet said: “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP.” The actor was catapulted to fame by the series, and became a household name for Star Trek fans across the world. But his ambivalence towards the role was clear his two autobiographies were titled I Am Not Spock (1975) and I Am Spock (1995). In 1954 Nimoy married Sandra Zober, a fellow student at the Pasadena Playhouse, with whom he had two children, Julie and Adam. But the couple divorced, and in 1988 he married Susan Bay, a film production executive.