Leonard Nimoy, celebrated actor, director, author, photographer, and poet, returned to his place among the stars this morning. Take a moment to enjoy this touching footage of Nimoy delivering a convocation address, reflecting on the events that shaped his life.

You'll note Nimoy makes an almost prophetic remark regarding his former smoking habit, a vice that ultimately played a role in the health problems resulting in end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, leading to his death.

What was Nimoy's advice to aspiring young artists?

Respect your body. It's a vital part of the creative process" - Leonard Nimoy at 14:59

Thank you, Mr. Nimoy, for a coming into our lives via our televisions, movie screens, books, and photographs, sharing with us your talents, and vision of a world basking in the brightest of futures.

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