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It was either poetry, or it was prophetic. Perhaps, it was a bit of both.

As news of Leonard Nimoy's death began spreading, the "Star Trek" actor's final tweet was seen in a different light.

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"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP," he wrote on Feb. 22 -- the last four letters, of course, an acronym for "Live Long and Prosper," the line that shaped "Star Trek" for decades. He was a Trekkie until his final days.

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The tweet came less than a week before the actor who played the legendary Mr. Spock died after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. His complications were attributed to years of smoking.

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Leonard's role as Mr. Spock began in 1966. He was the only actor to appear in every episode of that original series.

Live, long and prosper … in the afterlife, Spock.