Star Trek And General Hospital Alum Leonard Nimoy Dead At 83
Leonard Nimoy, best known to many for his role as Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek” franchise, passed away on February 27 at the age of 83. Nimoy died from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease according to his wife Susan Bay Nimoy, who confirmed his death to the New York Times.
In addition to his iconic role of Spock, Nimoy was a veteran screen and stage actor, a director, a published writer and poet, a photographer, and a recording artist. Nimoy’s other well known roles include William Bell on “Fringe,” the host of “In Search Of,” Paris on “Mission Impossible,” several guest roles on “Gunsmoke” and “Wagon Train,” and even the character Bernie on “General Hospital” in 1963. Nimoy’s role on “GH” was that of a pill-pusher who made special deliveries to Roy Lansing (Robert Clarke), one of the original cast members and a member of the Lansing family. He received an Emmy nomination in 1982 for his role in the TV movie “A Woman Called Golda” in which he played as Golda Meir’s husband, Morris Meyerson.
Nimoy is survived by his wife, two children from his first marriage to Sandra Zober, a stepson from his second marriage, and several grandchildren. Soaps.com sends our thoughts and prayers to Nimoy’s friends and family. Nimoy’s final tweet on February 23 is shared below.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
- Dustin Cushman