Fascinating. Logical. Live long and prosper.
These are just a few of the catchphrases that Leonard Nimoy made famous during his long and beloved portrayal of Spock from Star Trek. Spock is one of the most iconic characters in science fiction, probably the second science-fiction character to attain iconic status after Frankenstein. The lovable and honorable half-human, half-Vulcan who struggled to put logic before emotion won the hearts of legions of fans.
Today is a sad day for Trekkies throughout the universe. Not only did we lose an icon of one of the most beloved geek franchises; we lost an inspiring voice, a talented artist, and a dedicated humanitarian.
He was an actor, director, photographer, and writer, and we are fortunate that he shared his many gifts with us. He lived long and he prospered. May he rest in peace.