AMERICAN actor, Leonard Nimoy, who played the role of Mr Spock in popular TV Star Trek, died on Friday morning (February 27) at his home in Bel Air (Los Angeles).
The cause of his death was an end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife Susan Bay Nimoy explained to The New York Times newspaper.
Mr Nimoy’s last tweet on February 23 read: “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP (Live long and prosper)”.
The actor had revealed he had lung disease on January 29, 2014, also through twitter, saying: “I quit smoking 20 yrs ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP”.
Star Trek enthusiasts, actors and other celebrities have shown their respect through social media platforms.
Canadian actor William Shatner and Nimoy’s co-star and friend said in a statement: “I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love”.