Leonard Nimoy died at the age of 83 at his home in Los Angeles. In an official statement, his wife Susan Bey Nimoy noted that her husband had suffered from obstructive pulmonary disease for a long time and had been treated in one of the US clinics for the past year.
Known for the role of half-human, half-Vulcan, Spock in the science fiction television series Star Trek, Nimoy was the inspiration for millions of fans around the world. In addition, Leonard Nimoy was a world-renowned director, photographer, poet and singer.
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Of all his roles, the most famous became the logical, but ambiguous Spock. His stellar adventures with captain Kirk (William Shatner) and the crew of the spaceship “Enterprise” became a symbol of childhood for a huge army of fans. The actor’s career can be traced through eight films from the Star Trek series: from “Star Trek: Film” in 1979 to “Star Trek: Retribution” in 20143. That is why many of us can say that science fiction Nimoya accompanies us throughout life. We will always remember his starring role in the movie “In Search of Spock” - the second of three films “Star Trek”, where Nimoy played a central role. In the story, the crew of the starship “Enterprise” mourns the loss of Spock and goes to the experimental planet Genesis to restore his body, which is in the hands of the sworn enemy Kirk.
According to the New York Times, Nimoy was engaged in a mystical identification with the character of Spock - a lonely foreigner on the bridge of a starship. However, in his autobiography of 1977, he wrote: “In Spock, I finally found the best features of both worlds: to use public approval and widespread acceptance, on the one hand, and to be a detached foreigner with a Vulcan character, on the other.”
Because of the widespread popularity of Star Trek in the late 1970s, science fiction acquired special significance. In this regard, one of the space shuttle NASA has received a special name “Enterprise”. During the famous photo shoot before the test of the new space ship Nimoy, DeForest Kelly (Dr. Bones, McCoy), George Takei (Mr. Sulu), James Doohan (Chief Engineer Montgomery), Michelle Nichols (Lieutenant Uhura) joined the creator of “Star Trek” Gene Roddenberry and NASA Administrator James Fletcher. Thirty years later, in April 2012, Nimoy arrived in New York to greet the Enterprise again when he was dismissed.
“It was a real reunion for me,” Nimoy said at the Enterprise landing ceremony at John F. Kennedy International Airport. - “Thirty years ago, I first met“ Enterprise ”. Originally, this shuttle was called the “Constitution”, but Star Trek fans sent a huge stream of letters to President Gerald Ford asking them to rename the ship. And the president made such an important and pleasant decision for us! ”.
For years, Nimoy kept in touch with his fans through social networks, primarily through Twitter. His tweets have always become motivating and giving food for thought. His last message was “Life is like a garden. Happy moments are preserved only in our memory. ”
Your memory will live while our hearts beat, Leonard.