Leonard Nimoy obituary: Adieu Captain Spock!
Pointy ears, upturned eyebrows, a smile that reached his eyes – Leonard Nimoy's spock is perhaps the most known and loved screen character of all times.
His death means an end of an era for so many in the world.
'Star Trek' is the benchmark of all science fiction work on-screen since its first season on TV and subsequent movies. People have grown up on it. We have cheered for Spock in his many adventures.
With its huge influence on pop culture, time and time again we would see Spock and his 'followers' pop up. Whether it is the animated series 'South Park' or the sit-com 'The Big Bang Theory' – his well known hand sign of spread out fingers would keep appearing. Often reminding us the need to be logical in this world of chaos, amusing us with his social handicap.
Spock became an icon for the nerds, inspiring the social misfits to use their intelligence to advance science. His words and his logical outlook pushed generations to science. Spock and his team made human imagination go far into outer space, looking for answers of the universe.
Nimoy definitely was perfect for the role. He made the character his own. He became an icon unto himself. But that was not all he was. A multi-talented actor, Nimoy also ventured in direction, photography, singing and poetry. He also was a champion in philanthropy, supporting The American Cancer Society as well has encouraging the work of artists through his own organization - The Nimoy Foundation.
The death of Nimoy will be devastating for many who considered him and his cult character as their life's motivation. Leo however will make sure to keep coming back to our lives through his various appearances and references in works of science fiction.
It has been an incredible trek seeing Mr. Spock go places, gallivanting in his adventures and the journey was as 'fascinating' as it can be. His life outside the universe of 'Star Trek' was in fact even more interesting – inciting you to try new things to push yourself to your creative limits.
His last tweet is as inspirational as his life had been.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
The greatest tribute one can give to Nimoy is live by Spock's words – 'Live long and prosper' and possibly more so by his own words "I think it's my adventure, my trip, my journey, and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may."
Let the adventure continue...
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