Leonard Nimoy is hanging up his Spock ears and retiring from convention
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Leonard Nimoy has attended his final "Star Trek"
The 80-year-old actor, best known for playing Mr. Spock in the original TV
series that began in September 1966, formed four fingers into a V for Vulcan
sign and intoned to fans Spock's most famous phrase: "Live long and
Nimoy also starred in J.J. Abrams 2009 reboot of "Star Trek," reprising his famous role as Mr.
Spock. He has also appeared on the Abrams' produced sci-fi show "Fringe"
in recent years.
Nimoy has said the convention in suburban Chicago celebrating the 45th
anniversary of "Star Trek" would be his last.
He spoke for an hour about his life and career, and thanked fans for their
support over the years. Some held signs reading "We love you Leonard! Live long
Creation Entertainment organizes the "Star Trek" conventions. Company CEO
Adam Malin says the company has toured and collaborated with Nimoy for nearly
three decades and that Nimoy "will be missed."