Inside Leonard Nimoy's final days

Staff writer
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The widow of Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy says he called in nurses to help him end his life when he died in 2015.

Nimoy, who famously played Spock, had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an illness his wife, Susan Bay, characterised as "terrible" in an interview with Inside Edition.

"You cannot catch your breath," Bay said, adding that Nimoy could barely do anything by the end. "He couldn't go out. For him to go from the parking lot to the movie theatre, forget it."