Leonard Nimoy Abdominal Surgery

Get well soon, Spock! Star Trek Leonard Nimoy, 79, is recovering after undergoing abdominal surgery last week. A rep for the actor will confirm only that Nimoy had a “minor benign abdominal surgery” and is “recovering beautifully.” Nimoy played the pointy-earred Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek TV series and a host of subsequent

Lynyrd Skynyrd Namesake, Gym Teacher Leonard Skinner, Dies

Leonard Skinner, a tough-as-nails Florida gym teacher whose firm stance against boys with long hair inspired the name of the famous Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, died Monday. Skinner, who had Alzheimer’s Disease, died in his sleep at a nursing home in Jacksonville. He was 77.Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the