Leonard Nimoy Grand Daughter Dani Schwartz Raising Money for COPD Research

February 27, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

Leonard Nimoy’s granddaughter Dani Schwartz said on Friday that she’s working to raise money for research into the disease that killed the famed Spock actor.

Dani posted a message on Nimoy’s official Twitter account confirming her grandfather’s death, and appealing for funds. 

“Hi all, as you all know, my Grandpa passed away this morning at 8:40 from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,” Schwartz wrote. “He was an extraordinary man, husband, grandfather, brother, actor, author — the list goes on — and friend. Thank you for the warm condolences. May you all LLAP.” 

“P.s. I will be putting special shirts up on our site, SHOPLLAP.com where all of the proceeds will go to the COPD Foundation. I hope to hear from you all,” she added.

The website has a number of items for sale.

An autographed picture of Nimoy dressed as Spock is going for $50.

A signed print of Nimoy’s hand in the Vulcan salute is going for $125.

An autographed picture of “Spock’s vote” is going for $25.

There’s also an LLAP shirt–which stands for Live long and prosper–going for $25 and a LLAP tote going for $50.

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Dani is one of six grandchildren that Leonard has left behind, from his two children and one stepchild. There’s also one great-grandchild.

Leonard’s oldest brother Melvin and wife also survived him.

His former wife Sandi Zober, mother to two of his children, died in 2011.


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