President Obama Talks About Leonard Nimoy’s Death

President Obama Talks About Leonard Nimoy's Death

Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy died at the age of 83, he was the most loved character on the Star Treks universe. President Barack Obama who is apparently a huge fan of Star Trek, said some nice words about Nimoy today (via Vulture).

“Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy. Leonard was a lifelong lover of the arts and humanities, a supporter of the sciences, generous with his talent and his time. And of course, Leonard was Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed, the center of Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity’s future.

I loved Spock.

In 2007, I had the chance to meet Leonard in person. It was only logical to greet him with the Vulcan salute, the universal sign for “Live long and prosper.” And after 83 years on this planet – and on his visits to many others – it’s clear Leonard Nimoy did just that. Michelle and I join his family, friends, and countless fans who miss him so dearly today.”

Read Nimoy’s touching final tweet and watch some videos of the legendary actor right here.

Mirror Universe Obama Spock art by Steven Craig