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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It is with a heavy heart that I report the passing of an industry legend. Leonard Nimoy has died, due to complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The disease was the by-product of years of smoking, according to the actor. 

TMZ broke the story only minutes ago.

The actor tweeted this, his final message to fans, only days ago:

Forever linked to the iconic role of Spock in Star Trek, playing the part across several decades and mediums, Nimoy holds a special place in the hearts of millions of fans.

He will be missed.

SOURCE: TMZ

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.