Julie Nimoy, the daughter of late acting legend Leonard Nimoy, announced Monday that she will release a documentary film about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in order to raise awareness about the ailment that killed the "Star Trek" star.
"As a special tribute to my father, and to bring more information about COPD to light, I am pleased to announce that my fiancée, David Knight, and I are producing a new documentary film that is going to include the latest advances and treatments available today," Nimoy said, according to The Hollywood Reporter
The film, titled, "COPD: The Logical Way to Improve Lung Function and Breathe Better," is scheduled to launch late this year.
"We hope this film will be a fitting tribute to Leonard Nimoy, who accomplished so much in his life despite being afflicted by COPD," Dr. Richard Casaburi, the documentary’s medical advisor, said following the announcement.
Leonard Nimoy, who famously portrayed Mr. Spock for decades, died February 27, 2015 at the age of 83 from complications related to COPD.
The disease is often caused by smoking, and Nimoy spoke out on Twitter more than once about the dangers of the habit after being diagnosed in 2014. Nimoy always ended his tweets with "LLAP," short for Spock's catchphrase, "Live Long and Prosper."
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