How Leonard Nimoy Died

At 83 years old, Leonard Nimoy died in his Los Angeles home.

Death is natural blah blah circle of life blah blah.

But this sucks.

83 years is pretty good. He was slim, looked pretty active, was always working on some cool shit. Oh, he's a director now? Oh, he's a photographer now? Oh, he does charity work? This is a man who got shit done. Who kept moving. Who was always looking forward.

Leonard Nimoy died from smoking.

Specifically, he had Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD. COPD is "progressive," once you get it, it gets worse. There is no cure. You start to have difficulty breathing and then it keeps getting worse until... Until.

No matter how generous you are.

No matter how good your diet and exercise.

No matter the purity of your spirit or quality of your art.

Thank you, sir.

EDIT: January 29, 2014 Nimoy Tweeted:
I quit smoking 30 yrs ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP