Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Spock on the popular Star Trek TV show and films, has passed away at the age of 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death on Friday morning, revealing that her partner had lost his battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Nimoy revealed he was suffering from the disease last year.
Just days ago, the actor tweeted what would be his final message to the world:
“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.”
Nimoy blamed the disease that took his life on his chronic smoking and warned his fans through social media to avoid the habit. “Don’t smoke. I did. Wish I never had.”