‘Star Trek’ Icon Leonard Nimoy Remembered by Son, NASA on His Birthday

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It would have been the 87th birth anniversary of the iconic actor Leonard Nimoy who had passed away in 2015 due to health problems caused by a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The actor renowned as Spock might not be alive, but, he is fondly remembered, as highlighted by his son Adam Nimoy and NASA.

Adam Nimoy posted an emotional tribute related to his father’s career journey from Boston to the stars.

“From an immigrant neighborhood in Boston to the outer reaches of the galaxy,” Nimoy tweeted. “Quite the trajectory. Happy Birthday, Dad. #LLAP


NASA’s History Office also tweeted an image of Nimoy and captioned it with a Spock quote from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, in his memory.

“Today we remember @StarTrek actor Leonard Nimoy, who has been, and always shall be, our friend, on his #Birthday,” NASA tweeted.

Nimoy was also a regular on Twitter and his last tweet before his death was a perfect and sensible example of a thought process which has been tested by time.

“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP

Nimoy played the character of Spock in the three original seasons of Star Trek: The Original Series. Later he reprised the character in six Star Trek films which featured The Original Series’ cast, and also in the 2009 Star Trek reboot film as well as its sequel titled Star Trek Into Darkness. Nimoy also made an appearance on the two-part Star Trek: The Next Generation episode titled “Unification” and lent his voice as Spock in Star Trek: The Animated Series and Star Trek Online.

Nimoy’s work as Spock immortalized him as not only the biggest name from the Star Trek franchise but, also an iconic sci-fi and pop culture icon overall.