Leonard Nimoy has COPD

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  1. MutteringJohn

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    Spock!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Highly ill, Captain :bigthink:
     
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    That sucks!
     
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    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    I suppose living into your 80s is better than the alternative, but I'm not totally convinced.
     
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    i heard or read something recently that Nimoy was a heavy heavy smoker. That is sad news.
     
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    Looks like a blue bloater.
     
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    Could be worse

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    [video=youtube;vtQUePN5y40]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtQUePN5y40[/video]


    It's too late for Leonard Nimoy, but he wants his fans to know that they should quit smoking now.
    The 82-year-old actor, who's played the iconic role of Spock in "Star Trek" TV shows and movies since 1966, has revealed that he has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from his days as a smoker.
    "I quit smoking 30 yrs ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP" he wrote on Twitter, referencing the traditional Vulcan salutation, live long and prosper.
    COPD is a disease that makes it increasingly difficult to breathe, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Patients who have it often have the conditions of emphysema and chronic bronchitis, and experience tightening of the chest, shortness of breath, and other symptoms. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of COPD, which is now the third leading cause of death in the United States.

    Last week, Nimoy raised questions about his health when he was spotted riding in a wheelchair with an oxygen tank as he passed through New York's JFK Airport. Mainly, it was because the octogenarian has continued to be active and never really retired. He reprised his most famous role in last year's "Star Trek Into Darkness" and appeared on Fox's "Fring
     
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    Sad :( I hope he doesn't live long and suffer. Better for a quick death, hopefully peaceful while he sleeps.
     
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    He tweeted that he quit smoking 30 years ago, but it was too late to prevent copd.

    (oops, didn't see that this was already mentioned above)
     
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    oh man it's still a horrible to go.
     
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    I just started watching the original series on Netflix. I love Spock. :(

    Now that cocksucker Bones is another story. :pissed:
     
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    Sad, although unfortunately not surpriseing.

    He appeared very old in the first star trek reboot. Then in the second his cameo was reduced to what was basically a 1 minute skype video that was likely shot at his home. I wouldn't be surprised if this was due to his fragile health.

    He wasn't just Spock, he was also the original voice of Galvatron
     
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    My mother smoked and quit, came down with COPD after 20 something years of not smoking. Every doctor I took her to the first thing they asked her was if she smoked. I think once that damage is done, it's done. Don't smoke - it's not a pleasant way to go. Interestingly, all the nurses in the coronary care unit used to stand outside smoking.
     
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    wha? no pipe
     
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    Ugh this makes me sad.