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But, of course, the focus is on Spock. What really got me about that, however, is people saying "RIP Spock," or saying that "Spock has passed away." Spock is not dead. Even if Spock Prime dies in the Star Trek universe, Quinto Spock still exists. Even if they both died, Spock is an idea that can live forever in books, movies, comic books, video games... there is nothing that can kill a fictional character, as The Search for Spock proved.
Leonard and Spock are inseparable. He basically created that character. He even set up many aspects of Vulcan culture through his portrayal of Spock. In some ways, it feels as though Spock is dead, but what's important is to remember the man. And we can do that by keeping Spock alive. Watch an episode of Star Trek and remember what a great man Leonard Nimoy was. Watch Zachary Quinto give the Vulcan salute and remember that Leonard Nimoy created that salute out of a Jewish blessing. Spock will always be around, therefore Leonard Nimoy is immortal.
Spock is not dead. Leonard Nimoy will always be remembered. They both have been and always shall be our friends.
To the rest of us, may we live as long and prosper as well as Leonard Nimoy did.