Saturday, February 28, 2015

LLAP, Leonard Nimoy (1931 - 2015)

Goodbyes are difficult. Especially so, when it is related to someone special and with such a far-reaching impact as Leonard Nimoy.

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.