FTN is saddened to learn that Leonard Nimoy, the actor who had a global following as the resolutely logical Mr. Spock in the groundbreaking legacy that is the Star trek franchise, has passed away aged 83.
Reports from his family are saying that this comes as a complication of his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Nimoy not only starred in the TV franchise but also movies based on the franchise, including the 2009 reboot. He starred as Dr. David Kibner in the classic 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and was the voice of Galvatron in the animated Transformers: The Movie. In recent years he was seen as the character of William Bell in the acclaimed Fringe.
He was also an accomplished director, with credits including Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), and Three Men and a Baby (1987).
Everyone here at FTN gives our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and indeed fans of Leonard Nimoy.
Live Long and Prosper.