I learned that Leonard Nimoy died earlier today. It was sad news to hear for me and countless other fans out there.
Leonard Nimoy's Mr .Spock on Star Trek was one of my favourite characters and served as a huge inspiration to me in many things. Spock's logic and rationality heavily influenced me as a kid, and his narration of In Search Of... catered naturally to my curiosity about everything (even though young me found some of the episodes really creepy).
Much later, I discovered his photography which gave me yet another thing to appreciate about Mr. Nimoy.
He made appearances at Dragon*Con, and although I never got to meet him there, other people I knew did and always spoke about how he enjoyed meeting his fans.
As Bones says at the end of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, "He's really not dead, as long as we remember him".