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President Obama Pays Tribute to the Late Leonard Nimoy

President Obama Pays Tribute to the Late Leonard Nimoy

President Obama has released his own statement on the death of Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday at the age of 83.

“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,” Obama said in his statement.

“I loved Spock,” he added. “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.”

Make sure to read what other celebrities are saying about the actor’s death.

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  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    This man is so gifted with words. I hope once he leaves office he writes another book, or two, or three.

  • http://mellmckenzie.com/ Mckmell

    Great words President Obama. I remember when you came to office, people called you the “Black Spock” (also known as Tuvok). Thanks for the kind words about this pop culture icon and legend.