The actor best remembered as Mr. Spock in the "Star Trek" franchise, passed away in his home due to lung cancer.
Leonard Nimoy is no doubt a legend but he is, I think, most appreciated as a lovely human being and an inspiration to many.
I did not know Leonard Nimoy personally, of course. But I had the good fortune to have met him. Albeit only very briefly, for a few short minutes, at a Star Trek Convention held in Las Vegas in 2009.
I was not even a hardcore Star Trek fan to begin with, but Zachary Quinto was also there at the same convention and not being a U.S. resident, I did not know if I was ever able to get to chance to meet him again. That same sentiment carried over to Leonard Nimoy, who was already an elderly gentleman, and a widely celebrated iconic personality.