Leonard Nimoy died Friday at age 83, bringing to an end a life in which he lived long and prospered.
Best known for playing Spock on the classic TV series “Star Trek,” Nimoy was born in Boston — growing up just a few blocks from the Museum of Science, as any visitor to the Mugar Omni Theater knows — and was a fan of the city’s sports teams. One of his last tweets, as noted by Boston.com’s Bill Speros, professed his trust in the New England Patriots. [tweet https://twitter.com/TheRealNimoy/status/554104029173657600 align=’center’]
Nimoy’s tweet came after Tom Brady led the Patriots to victory over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional playoff round, Speros points out, and the sentiment still held true three weeks later when the Patriots were within one yard of losing Super Bowl XLIX to the Seattle Seahawks.
Sports weren’t the only thing Nimoy kept in mind about his hometown. Although he lived in Los Angeles at the time of his death, Nimoy noticed the deep freeze his friends were experiencing back East.[tweet https://twitter.com/TheRealNimoy/status/564870933576306688 align=’center’]
Hollywood might have been where he made his name, but Nimoy always was a Bostonian through and through.
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