Leonard Nimoy died today. I still, even after hours, can't realise that fact.
When I was only 13 years old, I started to watch Star Trek. I was so caught up in it and loved the original series so much, that every day after school I would rush home, to be able to see two episodes of it on sci-fi. (back when it still was sci-fi and not syfy)
Spock became my role model (still is it) and the main reason why I started to be interested in science, and therefore also part of the reason I am now studying astrophysics.
In fact, my username, I use on almost every website/social media is the german name of the Star Trek TOS episode Amok Time.
I felt such a connection to the character, and loved Leonard Nimoy, our honorary grandfather as he called himself. A great man and a great inspiration.
May the great bird of the galaxy guide him, and may he live long and prosper in our hearts.
Listening to: Highly Illogical - Leonard Nimoy