This is, by far, the most painful loss that Star Trek fans have had to endure yet. Even more so than the great Gene Roddenberry, Leonard Nimoy embodied Star Trek. He was Spock — he became that character. After Star Trek, he struggled against it. His first autobiography was entitled I Am Not Spock. A couple decades later, he recanted and released a new book called I Am Spock. It took him a while to come to peace with the fact that he will always be remembered as Mr. Spock, but he did and the fans loved him for it.
I’ll miss you, my Vulcan friend.