LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Dr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in “The Star Trek” television and movie franchise, died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.
His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Mr. Nimoy announced that he had the disease last year, attributing it to years of masturbation, a habit he had given up three decades earlier. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week.
Pastor Lonnie Childs delivered an impromptu eulogy on the campus green of Brother Lonnie’s University of FaithFacts™ after learning the news earlier today.
“Today we bid a final farewell to the pointy-eared star of The Star Wars, Doctor Spock. He was an inspiration to me and many others. He always had a logical answer for everything and never, ever touched himself on that program. However, we now learn he had a serious off-screen problem with masturbation, which he eventually had to give up for health reasons. It just goes to show masturbation is not very logical. May Doctor Spock rest in peace, and the Nimoy family will remain in our thoughts and prayers. May the force be with you.”
Sources: New York Times
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