Monday, April 22, 2024

Illogically, Mr. Spock Is Dead: Leonard Nimoy, Who Lived Long and Prospered, Passes Away at 83


Was he the favorite Star Trek character? I dare say yes. Leonard Nimoy, who started playing Mr. Spock in 1967, and was a world wide icon, has died at 83. A great actor and director, Nimoy was also an artist and a philanthropist. He will be mourned by millions, including me, but he will live long and prosper forever in reruns and in videos.

Willisam Shatner: “I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love.”


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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