Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for the role of Spock on “Star Trek,” died on Friday, according to his family.
Several days before his death, Nimoy — who announced last year that he had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — shared these words with his million-plus Twitter followers:
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
The beloved actor almost always ended his tweets with “LLAP,” shorthand for “live long and prosper,” the Vulcan aphorism that became Spock’s — and, thus, Nimoy’s own — catchphrase.
— Star Trek (@StarTrek) February 27, 2015
Well this will be all we talk about now. Thanks for everything, Leonard Nimoy. My entire childhood and on, you were greatness. #LLAP
— Jeff Parker (@jeffparker) February 27, 2015
— GoogleCloudPlatform (@googlecloud) February 27, 2015
I'm deeply saddened by the news of the death of one of my heroes: Leonard Nimoy. His spirit, contributions & love will #LiveLongAndProsper
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) February 27, 2015
— The Simpsons (@TheSimpsons) February 27, 2015
— Dan Ackerman (@danackerman) February 27, 2015
— Cute Overload (@CuteOverload) February 27, 2015
Live long and prosper
— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) February 27, 2015
R.I.P Leonard Nimoy. #LiveLongAndProsper Enjoyed watching u our whole life
— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) February 27, 2015
— Jaci Hodges (@rarelyalways) February 27, 2015
Leonard, you lived long and prospered, and were an inspiration to me and to millions. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/NESJKvTepm
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) February 27, 2015
— Admiral R. Janeway (@RedJaneway) February 27, 2015
can we just all change our names to "LLAP" to show him our respect and eternal love, one last time
— LLAP (@natalliedormer) February 27, 2015
You can see more reactions — along with select Nimoy video clips — here.
Read The Post’s full obituary here.
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[This post has been updated.]