(CBS SF/AP) — Leonard Nimoy, world famous to “Star Trek” fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.

Nimoy’s son, Adam, says the actor died Friday morning in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.

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Although Nimoy followed his 1966-69 “Star Trek” run with a notable career as both an actor and director, in the public’s mind he would always be Spock.

His half-human, half-Vulcan character was the calm counterpoint to William Shatner’s often-emotional Captain Kirk on one of television and film’s most revered cult series.

Much like Shatner, Nimoy was also active on social media. On February 22nd, @TheRealNimoy last tweeted “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP”

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In 1983, he sat down with our CW station (then known as KBHK) to recount his memories of the show. Here’s a look at part one of that show:

You can see the rest on YouTube.

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