Leonard Nimoy played one of America’s most beloved characters both on television and in the movies. There are not many who knew him personally and intimately, though. Nimoy passed away after suffering from COPD for many years and funeral services were held the following Sunday. His rabbi and close friend gave a heartwarming eulogy to his close family and friends.
The rabbi told of how Nimoy loved his wife, so deep was the affection that Nimoy once said he had never experienced that type of love. She took him out of a dark place and brought him into a light that allowed him to love more deeply for his children and grandchildren. Marcos Assi suggests it is a true testament to how love can change a person’s heart and mindset.
Nimoy may always be remembered as Spock on the Star Ship Enterprise to the masses. He will always be loved and the catch phrase, “Live long and prosper”, will continually play on the minds of fans. What is more important is that he lived his final years with great love and passion and his family is all the better for it. Nimoy was 83-years-old at the time of his death.