Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which Nimoy had been battling the past year has been declared the cause of his death. The disease is related to smoking, which Nimoy had given up light years (about 30) ago.
Leonard Nimoy 'MR. SPOCK' now joins Deforest Kelly (Dr. McCoy 'BONES'), James Doohan (Mr. Scott, 'SCOTTY'), and Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry in the great beyond.
Remaining original cast members include William Shatner 'CAPTAIN KIRK' currently age 83, Michelle Nichols 'LIEUTENANT UHURA' currently age 82, George Takei 'MR. SULU currently age 77, and Walter Koenig 'Ensign Checkov' currently age 78.
'LIVE LONG AND PROSPER'.