Honoring Leonard Nimoy

February 27, 2015

The COPD Foundation would like to offer its condolences to the family of Mr. Leonard Nimoy who passed away today at age 83 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Mr. Nimoy played the beloved role of Mr. Spock in the original “Star Trek” television series in the mid 1960s.  Mr. Nimoy would later appear in the 2009 and 2013 films directed by J..J. Abrams. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, director and writer,  Mr. Nimoy used his unique voice for many movie animations and television programs.

“Leonard’s incredible legacy will be forever extended with the inspiration he has given to those of us with COPD.  Please know that our thoughts are with Susan,  Julie,  Adam and Aaron and the extended family during this time of grieving” said John W. Walsh, President and Co-Founder of the COPD Foundation.