Leonard Nimoy dies at 83

Virginia Heffernan, penning a lovely obituary for The New York Times:

His artistic pursuits — poetry, photography and music in addition to acting — ranged far beyond the United Federation of Planets, but it was as Mr. Spock that Mr. Nimoy became a folk hero, bringing to life one of the most indelible characters of the last half century: a cerebral, unflappable, pointy-eared Vulcan with a signature salute and blessing: “Live long and prosper” (from the Vulcan “Dif-tor heh smusma”).

Very sad news today. His final tweet is beautiful and somewhat prophetic, and deserves to live on in his stead: