Leonard Nimoy Dead at 83, Friends, Family, And Fans React

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Leonard Nimoy died on Friday at his home in Los Angeles.

Nimoy was victim to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

COPD was a disease that Leonard Nimoy wrestled with because of his years of smoking, even though he quit almost 30 years ago.

Leonard Nimoy was most popular for his role as Mr. Spock in the Star Trek franchise, but he was also a photographer, a musician, a writer, and many other things.

When news of Leonard Nimoy's death began to spread on Friday, many of his family, his close friends, and his colleagues quickly paid tribute to him through social media.

Leonard Nimoy's granddaughter, writing on his Twitter page, announced his passing.

She said, "Hi all, as you all know, my Grandpa passed away this morning at 8:40 from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was an extraordinary man, husband, grandfather, brother, actor, author-the list goes on- and friend. Thank you for the warm condolences. May you all LLAP. - Dani"

Sweet words from an admiring granddaughter.

His former co-stars and colleagues showed their love and their sadness for Leonard Nimoy's passing.

Of course, Patrick Stewart was kind enough to share a few words about Leonard Nimoy.

Even President Obama took time out of his schedule to tweet his condolences.

The world lost a great man, for sure. But, Leonard Nimoy gave us the gift of Mr. Spock, and that gift will keep giving to generations of young nerds to come.

What is your favorite Spock quote?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.