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calliopes_pen ([personal profile] calliopes_pen) wrote2015-02-27 02:17 pm

Rest In Peace, Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83, after suffering from chest pains a few days ago. It was a result of his long battle with COPD. May he rest in peace. When I was small, I loved watching him as the host of In Search Of, and enjoyed his part in the 1978 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. I didn’t truly become acquainted with Star Trek until 2001, aside from a brush with the animated series when it aired on Nickelodeon in the 80’s. Thanks to Me-TV, I recently had the chance to see him on Columbo--and courtesy of FamilyNet, saw him on T.J. Hooker.

Here—in memory of him, have that old (incredibly surreal) Ballad of Bilbo Baggins music video he did, rather than his funeral from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. In his memory, I shall watch Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Then, I’ll try to track down his Night Gallery episode, as I have never watched the show.
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[personal profile] sovay 2015-02-27 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83, after suffering from chest pains a few days ago.

I hadn't even heard that he was in poor health: I just got up, checked my e-mail and the internet, and he was gone. I did grow up on Star Trek and the sound of his voice every time I saw an Omni film at the Boston Museum of Science, so the thought of his absence is surreal. I never saw him on Columbo. I will have to rectify that gap.
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[personal profile] sharpest_asp 2015-02-28 06:19 am (UTC)(link)
My aunt had one of his albums on vinyl when I was growing up. Always threw me for a loop.

[identity profile] stretfordditto.livejournal.com 2015-02-27 11:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I am sorry he has gone. A legend.