Leonard Nimoy dies at 83, according to NY Times

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 14: Actor Leonard Nimoy arrives at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Star Trek Into Darkness' at the Dolby Theatre on May 14, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The New York Times reports Leonard Nimoy, best known as Mr. Spock in “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.

According to the paper, his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death and said he had been suffering from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Nimoy made public his disease last year and said years of smoking contributed to the disease, although he had given up smoking three decades earlier.