A long, prosperous life has ended today with the death of Leonard Nimoy. The Emmy-nominated actor, beloved Star Trek star, director, and Ballad of Bilbo Baggins singer passed away this morning, his wife Susan Bay Nimoy reportedly confirming the cause to be end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
And yet it should be noted that in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this: Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... human.
But also I can say this: his villainous turn on Columbo was really good. Season two, episode six. It's on Netflix. Give it look.