Leonard Nimoy says farewell to 'Star Trek' fans

leonard-nimoy-final-convention.jpgTrekkies, we hope you got your Spock fix, because Leonard Nimoy is closing the door on "Star Trek" related appearances. At 80 years old, the iconic actor has decided to stop attending "Star Trek" conventions, symbolically passing the torch to the newest incarnation of Spock, Zachary Quinto.

"This is hard. I thought it would be, and it is," he told fans at his final Trek convention appearance this weekend. "I'm so grateful for the support we have had and the exchange of love that we have had for so many years... May each and every one of you live long and prosper."

Try to keep your emotions under control.

After the event, Nimoy tweeted, "So much to be thankful for. The video from the Star Trek cast. JJ Abrams. FUNNY. The wave of kindness from the crowd. My family there. LLAP."

The actor, who has appeared at over 125 "Stark Trek" conventions, isn't totally retiring. He's likely to continue to make cameo appearances in films and television shows. He will also continue to show his photography. That April 2010 retirement clearly didn't quite stick.
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