For all fans of sci-fi and movies, this is a very sad day indeed. Nimoy was a pioneer on Star Trek and the show was a major science fiction breakthrough. As a kid growing up, I was always more partial to Star Wars. I was only introduced to Star Trek later through J.J. Abrams' franchise, but one of the actors who always stuck out to me was Nimoy. He was consistently brilliant as Spock and carried that through the original series and the new versions. Nimoy was one of the most integral parts of the franchise and he will be sorely missed.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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