Today is a sad day friends. A few hours ago we recieved the sad news on the passing of one of the most beloved faces of TV as well as the greatest icon in the history of sci-fi, the one and only Leonard Nimoy.
Leonard Nimoy was an American actor, film director, poet, singer and photographer. Nimoy was best known for his role as Spock in the original Star Trek series (1966–69), and in multiple film, television and video game sequels.
Leonard Nimoy played many roles in movies and TV series, his most recent appearence on the tv series Fringe as William Bell.
Though he lately appeared as a cameo in an episode of the series The Big Bang Theory.
In The Simpsons he appeared as himself in two episodes.
Marge vs. the Monorail: Nimoy was present at the opening of Springfield’s monorail. He was the Grand Marshal of the opening ceremony, and joked, “I’d say this vessel could do at least Warp 5.”
The Springfield Files: Nimoy was the narrator of the story about an alien but was later replaced by the Squeaky-voiced teen. He later came to Springfield and sang with the rest of the townspeople after the mystery of the alien was solved.
His character, Spock, also appeared in The Collector’s collection of superheroes, with Xena (Lucy Lawless), The 4th Doctor (Tom Baker), Caroline Holden (Yasmine Bleeth), Matt Groening, Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan), “Lost in Space” Robot and Gilligan (Bob Denver) in The Treehouse of Horror X episode Desperately Xeeking Xena.
He was also mentioned twice, one in an episode and one in a Comic story:
Monty Can’t Buy Me Love: When Mr. Burns was searching for the Loch Ness Monster, Homer asked him if he really thinks he can find him because he has eluded Leonard Nimoy and Peter Graves.
To Live and Diaper in Springfield: When Marge thought about starting a daycare center Homer asked her how she could handle someone else’s child. She told him that she had read the latest childcare books and held I Am Not Benjamin Spock, But I Know Kids! by Leonard Nimoy.
In February 2014, Nimoy revealed that he had been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). On Twitter, he said: “I quit smoking 30 yrs ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP (Live Long and Prosper).” On February 19, 2015, Nimoy was rushed to UCLA Medical Center for severe chest pains after a call to 911. According to accounts, he had been in and out of hospitals for the “past several months.”
Nimoy died on February 27, 2015 in his Bel Air home from final complications of COPD, according to his wife Susan. He was 83 years old, and is survived by Susan and his two children and six grandchildren from his first marriage.
Topix would like to offer our prayers and condolences to the family.
I decided to make a simple memorial image to the late, great Mr. Spock if anyone would like to use it for the social media accounts as I will.