Celebrities took to Twitter upon hearing the news of actor-director Leonard Nimoy’s passing today at the age of 83. Their tweets sum up sentiments expressed by the public at large. Here are a few that stand out.
Nimoy became legendary for his role as Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek series that ran from 1966-1969. William Shatner was his co-star, portraying Captain Kirk. Here were his thoughts:
“I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love.” -William Shatner
NASA had this to say about Nimoy’s impact on humanity’s desire to “boldly go where no man has gone before”:
Astronaut Scott Kelly agreed, having this to say:
Tom Hanks, who portrayed an astronaut in Apollo 13, memorialized Nimoy this way:
LeVar Burton, who portrayed Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in the Star Trek: The Next Generation series, tweeted out this touching statement:
Other celebrities tweeted out their praise and condolences.
From Seth McFarlane:
From Ann Curry:
From Brad Paisley:
From Dane Cook:
Yet what the world lost can best be summed up in Nimoy’s very last tweet:
It is a legacy that will be carried on for generations.
– Lauren Chiong, CBS Sacramento