Star Trek's Mr Spock actor Leonard Nimoy dies at 83
The actor Leonard Nimoy has died.
Nimoy (83), known to millions as Star Trek's Mr Spock, died this morning in his home in Bel Air, Los Angeles.
His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The actor announced he had the disease last year, which he attributed to years of smoking.
Although talented in many areas such as poetry, photography and music, it was his role as Mr Spock in the Star Trek series that endeared him to millions around the world.
As the pointy-eared Vulcan, his signature blessing was "live long and prosper".
He was cast in the original Star Trek series in the mid sixties, cast alongside William Shatner (Captain James T Kirk), George Takei (Sulu), Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) and DeForest Kelly (Dr McCoy).
He starred in many of the Star Trek films that followed.
When director JJ Abrams cast Nimoy in the 'Star Trek' reboot in 2009, giving him a special cameo alongside the new cast which featured Zachary Quinto as Spock.
He also appeared in the 2013 sequel 'Star Trek Into Darkness'.