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

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