Leonard Nimoy Loses Battle With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Leonard Nimoy, beloved actor best known for his role as Spock in “Star Trek,” passed away today at his home in Bel Air.

Nimoy died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, caused by a smoking habit he quit 30 years ago.

Earlier this week, Nimoy was hospitalized due to complications from COPD. Symptoms can include cough, fatigue, respiratory infection, shortness of breath, and wheezing, but more serious complications, like arrhythmia, heart failure, pneumonia, severe weight loss, and osteoporosis.

The actor had spoken out against smoking in the past, urging his followers to quit following his COPD diagnosis. Sadly, lung damage caused by COPD is irreversible, but there are treatments to reduce further damage and control symptoms.

Nimoy’s fans will miss the Sci-Fi icon, and his character’s words — Live long and prosper — will live on.

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