The actor Leonard Nimoy has sadly passed away aged 83.
His final tweet, posted on Monday after he’d reportedly been taken to hospital suffering chest pains, is all the more poignant and heartbreaking in light of his passing.
Best known for playing Mr. Spock in the ‘Star Trek’ TV series and its subsequent movies, Nimoy enjoyed a great relationship with the show’s fanbase right up to his death, and would often end his posts on Twitter with an abbreviated version of his character’s famous catchphrase “Live long and prosper” - LLAP.
Farewell Leonard, you certainly lived a long life and prospered.
His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death earlier today, with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease the cause of death.
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