BEL AIR, Calif. (MEDIA GENERAL) – From family members and fellow actors to NASA, many took to Twitter Friday to mourn the loss of the man best-known as Mr. Spock, Leonard Nimoy.
Nimoy died at age 83 on Friday in his Bel Air home. His granddaughter, Dani, posted a message to Nimoy’s own Twitter account following news of his death:
Hi all, as you all know, my Grandpa passed away this morning at 8:40 from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 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. – Dani
The famous actor who embodied the role of Mr. Spock on “Star Trek” left the world with so much more than episodes of the old television staple. In this final tweets, Nimoy communicated in poetry and simple prose.
Four days before his death in his Bel Air, California home, Nimoy tweeted, “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.” Just a day before, on Feb. 22, Nimoy shared a poem from his book “These Words Are for You” titled “You and I have Learned.”
And, in the same way Nimoy shared his thoughts with the world, the world gave tribute to the actor after news of his passing.
Actor Zachary Quinto, who played the role of Mr. Spock in more recent Star Trek films, lamented the loss on Instagram:
RIP, Mr. Nimoy. You really did live long and prosper, and we were all the richer for it. — Jeri Ryan (@JeriLRyan) February 27, 2015
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