Leonard’s last tweet before his sad passing on Feb. 27 could not have been more perfect. The actor, who was best known for his role of Spock on ‘Star Trek’, tweeted out his iconic catchphrase, ‘Live long and prosper,’ on Feb. 22, just five days before his death.
Trekkies everywhere were heartbroken when Leonard Nimoy died at 83 on Feb. 27, but they can take comfort in knowing that the Star Trek actor lived long and prospered until the very end. Read the rest of his bittersweet tweet right here.
Leonard Nimoy’s Final Tweet: He Told Twitter Fans To Live Long And Prosper
Leonard lost his brave battle with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease today, but before he did, he shared this beautiful message with his 1.11 million followers on Twitter:
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
Such special words. We can’t think of a better way for Leonard to say goodbye.
Leonard Nimoy Dies: Original Spock In ‘Star Trek’ Dead At 83
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, our original Mr. Spock passed away from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in his Bel Air, Calif. home on Friday morning, his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed to The New York Times.
Leonard first revealed that he had the lung disease in 2014. He warned his Twitter fans about the dangers of smoking multiple times in his final years. He tweeted about it on Jan. 29, 2014: “I quit smoking 30 yrs ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP”, and again on Jan. 10, 2015, saying: “Don’t smoke. I did. Wish I never had. LLAP”.
So tragic. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Leonard’s loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.
— Tierney McAfee