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Canadian Trekkies Alter Currency to Honor Spock

Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy’s passing last week prompted Canadians to pay tribute to the late actor by marking up the image of the country’s former Prime Minister, Wilfrid Laurier, on the Canadian $5 bill with the “Vulcan” features of Nimoy’s TV character, Dr. Spock.

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Obama Releases Statement on the Passing of Leonard Nimoy

President Obama released a statement in remembrance of famed Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy Friday, wherein he praised the actor for his contributions to art and science, as well as his inclusive vision of “humanity’s future.”