Leonard Nimoy, also known as Star Trek’s ‘Spock’ died today at the age of 83.
Sad news for all Star Trek nerds today as beloved actor widely known for playing Spock, has died today in home at the age of 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death earlier this evening, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Nimoy announced that he had chronic obstructive pulmonary diseas, or COPD, on Twitter a little over a year ago, an incurable disease caused by smoking, something which at the time he urged fans to quit smoking so as not to get sick too. He was often found on Twitter signing off most tweets with “LLAP,” meaning Live Long and Prosper, his trademark catchphrase from the show.
Speaking of, the last tweet he ever sent is pretty heartbreaking and oddly poignant:
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
Nimoy was a photographer, singer, poet, and a director (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock), and recently starred in J J Abrams Star Trek reboot, Star Trek Into Darkness.
Our thoughts are with his family.