He was indeed the face of Star Trek whenever Spock was in the spotlight even those who haven’t seen the show or the movies his character is ingrained in the popular culture. His most recent appearance was hardly a wink in the German released only commercial for Volkswagen which featured his Star Trek co-star William Shatner as a neighbor driving an electric car from last year.
Born Leonard Simon Nimoy originally appeared as Mr. Spock in the rejected Star Trek pilot episode “The Cage” (1965) then the original Star Trek series that lasted three seasons (1966-1969), and in multiple films, television, and video game sequels. After Star Trek he appeared in minor roles in Mission Impossible, and recurring role in Fringe. He was a stage actor and lends his voice in documentaries and animation like 1986 Transformers: The Movie as Galvatron and the recent live action as Sentinel Prime in Transformers Dark of the Moon (2011).
When Mr. Nimoy’s passing was announced close friends and family took to social media to pay tribute to the man who live long and prosper see below:
"I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love." -William Shatner http://t.co/U8ZN98tVYp— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 27, 2015
Rest in peace with the stars, my dear friend. pic.twitter.com/D2dVG6I9Xi— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 27, 2015
"Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy." —President Obama #LLAP— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 27, 2015
He will truly be missed as the man who breath life to half-human Vulcan and fans will missed him the way Star Trek comes to mind he will be Mr. Spock.