Leonard Nimoy died at the age of 83 on Friday. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed the news to The New York Times. After a battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Leonard passed at his home in the Los Angeles residential community of Bel Air. The actor blamed his former smoking habit for the disease in a tweet he shared last January.
I quit smoking 30 yrs ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) January 30, 2014
Leonard rose to fame playing Mr. Spock on NBC's Star Trek in the 1960s. In his final tweet, which was sent out on Sunday, the actor shared an inspiring message.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
Following his death, Leonard's friends and fans have taken to social media with their reactions, honoring his memory with touching messages.