It is with a heavy heart that I report the passing of an industry legend. Leonard Nimoy has died, due to complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The disease was the by-product of years of smoking, according to the actor.
TMZ broke the story only minutes ago.
The actor tweeted this, his final message to fans, only days ago:
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
Forever linked to the iconic role of Spock in Star Trek, playing the part across several decades and mediums, Nimoy holds a special place in the hearts of millions of fans.
He will be missed.