Leonard Nimoy, the actor who captivated generations of audiences with his depiction of Star Trek’s half-Vulcan officer Mr Spock, has passed away at the age of 83, suffering from chronic lung disease. The Star Trek legend was buried near his home in Los Angeles. Reports say that his funeral was marked by controversy as Nimoy’s best friend, William Shatner, was harshly criticized on Twitter for not cancelling the Red Cross ball he had committed to organise in Florida. Nimoy’s death has inspired many actors, politicians (including President Obama) and even astronaut Terry Virts to pay tribute to the man behind Star Trek.
The Boston-born actor made his Hollywood debut when he was 20 with a small part in Queen for a Day. His performances in Star Trek won him three Emmy nominations. He also pursued a career as a writer and director, most notably of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
Watch this video to see the greatest milestones in Nimoy’s long career and what made him such a unique actor.
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