‘Grandpa’ Ni­moy has lung dis­ease

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

LEONARD Ni­moy says he has de­vel­oped chronic ob­struc­tive pul­monary dis­ease. The Star Trek ac­tor wrote on Twit­ter that de­spite hav­ing quit smok­ing 30 years ago, it was “not soon enough.” His ad­vice to his Twit­ter fol­low­ers? “Grandpa says, quit now!!” Ni­moy, 82, also wrote that he is “do­ing OK. Just can’t walk long dis­tances.” His last on­screen ap­pear­ance was in 2013 in Star Trek Into Dark­ness, in which he reprised his role as Mr. Spock, the Vul­can char­ac­ter he has played since 1966.

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