Leonard Nimoy passed away earlier this morning at his Bel Air home at the age of 83.
Nimoy, known for playing Mr. Spock on Star Trek, died due to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Susan Bay Nimoy, Leonard's wife, confirmed the news (via NY Times).
Leonard Nimoy was recently hospitalized with chest pain due to the illness, which Nimoy stated was a result of a smoking habit that he had given up 30 years prior.
Following Nimoy's hospitalization, the actor tweeted on February 23rd: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP"
Cosmic Book News would like to extend our condolences to the Nimoy family.
Live long and prosper in your new life, Mr. Nimoy.