Leonard Nimoy passed away on Friday morning, his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

Best known for playing the highly logical character of Spock on Star Trek, Nimoy became a symbol for mankind's most noble qualities. Beginning in the mid-1960's, the original Star Trek series only ran for three seasons but its dedicated following allowed the franchise to continue in various forms for the rest of Nimoy's life. He was last seen on the big screen as the Spock character in the 2013 rebooted version of Star Trek, which was a massive international blockbuster. 

According to The New York Times, Nimoy has said throughout his life that he felt a strong connection to the character, “To this day, I sense Vulcan speech patterns, Vulcan social attitudes and even Vulcan patterns of logic and emotional suppression in my behavior.” As a multi-faceted and successful film director, poet, actor, author, musician, and photographer, Nimoy embodied Spock's most iconic phrase, "Live long and prosper." He was 83.