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Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy Dies, Here’s What You Didn’t Know About Him

Fans of Star Trek will remember Leonard Nimoy, the lean and haggard looking actor who played Spock.

Yesterday was a sad day for everyone who knew him; after fighting an end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for exactly a year, Nimoy passed away on February 27, 2015.

Everyone in from the industry veterans, game developers and fans have paying tribute to the man he was, and the contributions he made to the field he was so loved for i.e. acting.

However, lets meet the face of Leonard Nimoy that has not been known as much as his role in Star Trek as the alien-human hybrid, Spock.

We know him for being an actor but he did more than that; he directed at least six films including Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Three Men and a Baby.

Moving on, he was a controversial photographer! Despite being born in an orthodox Jew family, he published a book in 2002 called Shekhina in which some really provocative imagery was shown of some Jewish religious girls.

He has five music albums to his name too! All of them were released in the late 1960s and if you are interested you can check out Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock’s Music from Outer Space (1967) and Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy (1968).

Nimoy was a poet as well as a writer; he published two autobiographies I Am Not Spock (1977) and I Am Spock (1995) and also published poetry collections namely Warmed by Love, Will I Think of You, These Words Are for You and many more.

Last but not the least, he also served the US Army back in 1950s where he was discharged as a Sargent in 1955.