Leonard Nimoy Grand Daughter Dani Schwartz Raising Money for COPD Research

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
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.


Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.