Tributes to the star were led by Zachary Quinto, who played Mr Spock
in the 2009 remake of Star Trek and its 2013 sequel Star Trek Into Darkness.
Nimoy's big break came when he found fame playing half-Vulcan, half-human Mr Spock
in Star Trek between 1965 and 1969.
When you think of Star Trek, you think of Mr Spock
Back row: Nichelle Nichols as Uhura and DeForrest Kelley as Dr McCoy; Front row: Leonard Nimoy as Mr Spock
and William Shatner as Captain Kirk
CAPTAIN Kirk and Mr Spock
are coming back to the big screen - but William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy have boldly gone.
Only two of the cast from the pilot show survived, Majel Barrett who played Nurse Christine Chapel and Leonard Nimoy or Mr Spock
to you and me.
The most common problem is the Mr Spock
Joined by Mr Spock
(Zachary Quinto), Scotty (Simon Pegg) and Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Kirk heads to the Klingon's homeworld in an attempt to neutralise the threat.
Image: Aloof and intelligent Best known for: Mr Spock
, of course Early life: Born Leonard Simon Nimoy on March 26, 1931, in Boston, Massachusetts, the second son of Ukrainian immigrants.
Even though Mirfield-born Patrick Stewart - now chancellor of Huddersfield University - had taken the helm of the TV starship Enterprise by 1991, the original 1960s series of Star Trek featuring William Shatner as Capt James T Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Mr Spock
remained hugely popular.
In the original TV series Star Trek Mr Spock
was half Earthman, half what?
The 79-year-old sci-fi icon admitted he had long struggled with being known only as Mr Spock
although he is now proud of it.