R.I.P. Leonard Simon Nimoy 1931 ~ 2015

“The miracle is this: The more we share, the more we have” ~ Leonard Nimoy

Actor, film director, poet, singer and photographer, Leonard Nimoy, died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83. Best known for his role as the human-alien philosopher and first officer aboard the Starship Enterprise Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek series (1966–69), Leonard Nimoy enchanted generations of audiences and farewelled them in that same fashion with these logical yet melodious final words:

Nimoy signed all his tweets “LLAP” or “Live Long and Prosper,” his character’s catchphrase from the Star Trek series and films.

Nimoy had announced via Twitter last year that he had been diagnosed with COPD, a chronic respiratory disease caused by smoking that has no cure. He encouraged his followers to stop smoking.

RIP. I love Star Trek, but this is probably my favourite article about the “fascinating” man behind Mr. Spock — In 2008, Leonard Nimoy spent two 16-hour days shooting portraits of total strangers in Northampton, Mass., who had answered a public invitation to share a glimpse of their hidden selves. He photographed 95 people and chose 25 of them for an exhibit that went on display in the summer of 2010 at MASS MoCA:

Leonard Nimoy in search of human life forms through photography

~ by Fionnlagh on March 1, 2015.

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