For this week’s Fan Art, I created what I think would be a much better cover tribute to Leonard for this week’s People Magazine. I think Leonard was short-shifted in memory in the actual magazine cover that looks like this (and to add injury to insult, Kim Kardashian is on the cover,ugh!) For Heaven’s sake People Magazine – what’s up with that???
I was hoping that Entertainment Weekly or even TV Guide would offer a better tribute cover, but no, he’s practically a speck on the cover! (or should I say, barely a Spock?) It’s like he’s an afterthought — for shame! I hope you all complain to them. Here’s hoping they put out a tribute issue (I’m sure they will).
* A FAIR UPDATE: I just got my issue of Entertainment Weekly in the mail, and yes, even though his photo is postage stamp size on the cover, there’s a full page pic of him contents page, a very nice tribute article on pg. 28, and in this week’s Bullseye page, Nimoy is in center with the words “Permission to mourn freely, Sir?” (*sniff!*) They did a good job. I’m sure the other mags have nice tributes too– and I’ll probably post them here too. Sorry I was grouchy, but I’m still glad I made my own version of the People cover!
Here’s the actual three covers for the three magazines:
Here’s People Magazine’s recap of Mr. Nimoy’s ailment. Keep fighting the good fight, Leonard!
Leonard Nimoy Diagnosed with Chronic Lung Disease
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Leonard Nimoy has announced he suffers from chronic lung disease and is speaking out about the dangers of smoking.
The actor best known as Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock says he he has been diagnosed with obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD is a general term that can be used to describe several lung diseases, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and non-reversible asthma, according to the COPD Foundation.
“I’m doing OK. Just can’t walk distances. Love my life, family, friends and followers,” Nimoy, 82, Tweets, adding, “LLAP” – for “live long and prosper.”
“I quit smoking 30 yrs ago,” he says. “Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP.”
“Smokers, please understand. If you quit after you’re diagnosed with lung damage it’s too late. Grandpa says learn my lesson. Quit now. LLAP.”
But Nimoy reassures his followers that he is still going strong: “Just taped my comments for Star Trek Fest to be aired on EPIX Feb. 16th. Still enjoying my life. LLAP”
You can see the video here: