Spock has returned to the stars and his final tweet couldn't have been more poignant.
Today the world lost one of it's most iconic actors and human beings. It is with immense sadness that we must report on the death of Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known for his portrayal as Spock on the original Star Trek series.
Leonard Nimoy had been suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for some time and eventually succumbed to the painful disease today (27th February 2015) at his home in Bel Air.
Spock wasn't Nimoys only character to touch the world, his other roles have included Dr William Bell in Fringe and Dr David Kibner in Invasion of the Body Snatchers. He was also a celebrated voice actor, notably voicing Galvatron in the original Transformers series, Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde in The Pagemaster and Sentinel Prime in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Among his many movie and television characters he also cameo'd in several big series such as Big Bang Theory, Futurama and The Simpsons.
As well as being an accomplished actor and television personality he also found time to make music, releasing five albums as well as appearing on "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars.
Leonard Nimoy was also an avid Twitter user who had over 1.13Million Followers. In true Spock fashion his final tweet was made a few days ago and it was fittingly poignant.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
News of his passing has been upsetting to his legion of fans as well as his closest friends, many of whom have written tributes to the great man.
"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
Our deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time. R.I.P Leonard, your journey through the stars has only just begun.