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Thu May 16, 2019, 06:18 PM

Leonard Nimoy's daighter on her late father's mission to get people to stop smoking..." Yahoo News"

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/leonard-nimoys-daughter-on-her-late-fathers-mission-to-get-people-to-stop-smoking-if-you-want-to-live-long-and-prosper-dont-start-smoking-193339438.html

Somewhat sad, but informative. I did not know this until today,and I have been a Star Trek fan from the early 70s.
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Leonard Nimoy, the beloved actor best known for playing Mr. Spock on Star Trek, was a man of many talents. Along with being an actor, he was a director, writer, photographer, and singer. But while many fans can quote his most famous line from Star Trek, not everyone knows about the severe health issue that ultimately ended his life in 2015.

Now, his daughter Julie Nimoy is sharing stories of her late father and trying to raise awareness of the lung disease Leonard faced until he passed away at 83 years old.

When Julie was 11, Leonard landed the pivotal role on Star Trek. “All of a sudden, he became very well-known,” she tells Yahoo Lifestyle, “and that completely changed our lives forever.” Although she says that growing up with a famous dad was “tricky,” “he and my mom, they really tried hard to keep our family life very grounded.”

However, Julie recalls that a cigarette was Leonard’s constant companion. “He probably started [smoking] around 17 years old,” she says. “As long as I could remember, as a young child, he always had a cigarette in his hand. He smoked everywhere we went and smoked two packs a day.”

The actor quit for good around 1985 or 1986, recalls Julie. But when Leonard was in his 50s, Julie started to notice that her father was having some breathing issues. “If we’d go on a long walk, he was slowing down,” she says. “He’d have to stop and take breaths.”




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