Leonard Nimoy, world famous as Star Trek's Mr. Spock, dies

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 27, 2015 12:45 PM

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Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015

(Los Angeles) -- Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek'' fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. 

Nimoy's son, Adam, says the actor died this morning in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83. 

Although Nimoy followed his 1966-69 "Star Trek'' run with a notable career as both an actor and director, in the public's mind he would always be Spock. 

His half-human, half-Vulcan character was the calm counterpoint to William Shatner's often-emotional Captain Kirk on one of television and film's most revered cult series.

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