Fuck. Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck. Fuck.
at 83, he did live long and prosper
The first but not the last.
1) the comments at the nytimes obit include many personal statements about what star trek meant to people http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/arts/television/leonard-nimoy-spock-of-star-trek-dies-at-83.html2)missus charley had not been able to make the vulcan greeting hand gesture - i taught her to do so last night by the method of successive approximation - first moving only the little finger away from the rest of the hand, then keeping the ring finger with it at the nytimes they have a video of nimoy explaining that he had seen the gesture in a ceremony in the synagogue - which he had peeked at although he had been told not to look3)he died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - without it he might have made it to 93, not just 83 - he had been a smoker for a couple of decades, and although he gave it up in midlife the harmful effects stayed with him