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Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr. Spock, dies at age 83

Leonard Nimoy, who is known for playing Mr. Spock in the 'Star Trek' TV series and films, has died at the age of 83.

His wife confirmed to The New York Times that Nimoy passed away from from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy's granddaughter, Dani Schwartz, posted the following tribute to his Twitter page and explained that she will be selling shirts to raise money for the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Foundation:

"Hi all, as you all know, my Grandpa passed away this morning at 8:40 from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was an extraordinary man, husband, grandfather, brother, actor, author - the list goes on - and friend. Thank you for the warm condolences. May you all LLAP. - Dani. P.S. I will be putting special shirts up on our site,, where all of the proceeds will go to the COPD Foundation. I hope to hear from you all."

Earlier this week on February 23, Nimoy posted the following message to his official Twitter page: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory."

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