Leonard Nimoy’s passing on Friday morning at the age of 83 left the world of cinema and television in mourning.
But his final tweet, which was uploaded on Monday a few days after news that he had been taken to hospital had started to filter out, perfectly summed up the world’s poignant mood following his death.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
Soon after Nimoy’s death had been announced, another message appeared on his Twitter feed, which came courtesy of his granddaughter.
“Hi all, as you 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.”
LLAP stands for “Live Long And Prosper,” which was the iconic catchphrase that his legendary character, Spock, uttered time and time again on Star Trek.
Dani also revealed that a variety of special shirts are now available on their website, SHOPLLAP.com, to purchase. And she confirmed that all of the proceeds that they receive will go to the COPD Foundation.
Meanwhile, a variety of celebrities and personalities soon took to Twitter to offer their own tributes and condolences to Leonard Nimoy’s family following the sad news.
“I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love.” -William Shatner http://t.co/U8ZN98tVYp
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 27, 2015
my heart is broken. i love you profoundly my dear friend. and i will miss you everyday. may flights… https://t.co/WPJmt1X4ox
— Zachary Quinto (@ZacharyQuinto) February 27, 2015
Seriously one of the coolest people ever. https://t.co/Rf8M96zKFJ — Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) February 27, 2015
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) February 27, 2015
“RIP Leonard. Lived long and prospered” — Pegg News (@simonpegg) February 27, 2015
Has the Information Society released a statement yet? #RIPLeonardNimoy
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 27, 2015
Leonard Nimoy was rushed to the hospital on February 19, 2015, just a few weeks after he’d been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
He’d previously announced this courtesy of Twitter, where he wrote, “I quit smoking 30 yrs ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!!! LLAP.”
Leonard Nimoy is survived by his wife, Susan, his two children, and six grandchildren from his first marriage.
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