Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy Has Passed Away

It's been a sad day in fandom. Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Spock in Star Trek: The Original Series, passed away today at the age of 83. The cause of death was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Known prominently for his role as Spock, Leonard Nimoy has been one of the trademarks of Star Trek. He began his role as the logical Vulcan in 1966. His last appearance as Spock was in Star Trek: Into Darkness, but he played an even bigger role in the 2009 Star Trek movie. He has made his indelible mark on the world, and he will be missed.

Nimoy's costars, William Shatner and George Takei, reacted via social media.

Other tribute tweets have been posted by celebrities, Star Trek cast and Star Trek fans alike.

Fans also posted their thoughts.

And finally, Leonard Nimoy himself graced us with his Twitter presence up until the very end.

The Fangirl Initiative team will be putting together a tribute as well, but to honor Mr. Nimoy in the way that we want to, we need a little time to collect our thoughts. Stay on the lookout for that.

RIP, Leonard Nimoy. You lived long, and prospered.


  1. Argh. I woke up to this and it was just much fangirl sorrow. So much Twitter tribute, which warms my heart, though.

    1. I woke up to it, too, and cried. So, so sad. The Twitter tributes help ease the pain a little, though.

  2. You may put together another tribute, but this one says just about all you can say. You never want to make me cry, but ...damn girl, you just can't win for losing! When you succeed as a parent is when your child puts into words what you never could. Good job, TOFG.

  3. I love the tweet that says "The only blue and gold that matter today".

    I was so sad to hear about this - he was such an incredibly cool guy.

    1. Agreed on all accounts. The blue and gold tweet is perfect and one of my favorites from the day. I concur 100%--he was, indeed, incredible.

      Thanks for stopping by!