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Leonard Nimoy, world famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek', dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.

Nimoy's son, Adam, says the actor died Friday morning in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.

Although Nimoy followed his 1966-69 "Star Trek" run with a notable career as both an actor and director, in the public's mind he would always be Spock.

His half-human, half-Vulcan character was the calm counterpoint to William Shatner's often-emotional Captain Kirk on one of television and film's most revered cult series.

Sci-fi fans at Johnny Cee Cards in Schofield call it the end of an era, and say the star trek franchise will never be the same.

"A part of Star Trek has died you know, a part of what made that show so important and so meaningful for so many people is now gone permanently," said Spock fan Ethan Westgate.

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