Legendary actor Leonard Nimoy, famous for his role as "Spock" in the Science fiction TV series and movie saga "Star Trek", passed away on Friday, 27 February at his home in Bel Air, Los Angeles. He was 83.
He was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to his family members.
In 2014, Nimoy had said his lung disease was due to his smoking habit.
Days before his death, on 23 February, the actor had tweeted:
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
US President Barack Obama, Shah Rukh Khan, Priyamani, Seth Green, Patrick Stewart and many other celebs paid tributes to the legendary actor.
Check out reaction of the celebs below:
"Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy." —President Obama #LLAP
Dr Sriram Nene
Am sad that Leonard Nimoy passed on. Star Trek defined a whole generation of sci fi fans and as Spock, he was an icon. RIP
#RIPLeonardNimoy Did you know Leonard Nimoy was the only member of the original cast to reprise his role in the 2009 Star Trek reboot?
RIP #Spock !!!cannot believe that THE SPOCK is not amongst us!Thank u for making Spock alive through you!RIP mr Nimoy!!
It is with sadness that I heard of Leonard Nimoy's death. I was lucky to spend many happy, inspiring hours with him. He won't be forgotten. Elijah Wood Live long and prosper. So long, Mr. Nimoy.
Well done, sir. Many thanks for all you gave us. You'll be greatly missed & forever remembered.
I first fell for @TheRealNimoy when I was 11 & saw him in Fiddler on the Roof at the Melody Tent on Cape Cod. He was a wonderful actor.
Words cannot describe what a wonderful human @TheRealNimoy was. He will be missed.
Leonard, you lived long and prospered, and were an inspiration to me and to millions. Rest in peace.
my heart is broken. i love you profoundly my dear friend. and i will miss you everyday. may flights...
Leonard Nimoy has died. I've set my phaser on "weep."
"RIP Leonard. Lived long and prospered"
Dear Mr. Nimoy, you feel like an old friend. You will live long (& prosper) in the hearts of many. RIP.
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) February 28, 2015
— news.com.au (@newscomauHQ) February 28, 2015