Leonard Nimoy’s grandchildren have written an emotional tribute to the man they called “Poppi” following his death last week.
The Star Trek icon, who played Spock in the sci-fi franchise, passed away aged 83 after a battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and his relatives have expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of support since his death.
His grandchildren Morgan Pearson, 36, Alex Schwartz, 30, Dani Schwartz, 25, Maddy Nimoy, 24, Spencer Schwartz, 23, and Jonah Nimoy, 22, have now put together a special tribute to the actor for People.
In the article, they write, “He wasn’t a huge talker, but he always knew what to say and told us countless stories. He spoke the most about life as an actor before Spock than life in Hollywood. He told us how he didn’t have a job that lasted longer than a week before Star Trek.
“It makes us feel proud that he was so beloved by his peers. There has been an overwhelming response in the past few days and we all couldn’t be more thankful and honoured. We will always be able to hear his voice in Star Trek episodes, interviews and on his albums. When we’re missing our Poppi, we can go watch him online somewhere. That way he never really leaves us.”