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Leonard Nimoy at Boston University’s 2012 commencement giving the “live long and prosper” sign. (AP File photo)

A native of the old West End, Leonard Nimoy, died on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 83 from obstructive pulmonary disease. The actor is most famous for his role as “Mr. Spock” on TV series “Star Trek.”

Nimoy passed at his Bel Air home in Hollywood, but he was born and raised on Chambers Street in one of the many West End tenements that used to be where the Charles River Park towers now stand.

He was the son of Jewish Ukrainian immigrants spending much time at the West End House and Elizabeth Peabody House where he started acting, according to the West End Museum’s Duane Lucia in this NECN piece.

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