Celebs Sit Virtual Shiva for Leonard Nimoy on Twitter by the Forward

Celebs Sit Virtual Shiva for Leonard Nimoy on Twitter

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Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Mr. Spock on the original “Star Trek,” passed away on Friday at the age of 83. While Trekkies everywhere are holding up their hands in four-fingered salutes, celebrities have chosen Twitter as their mourning medium of choice.

William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk alongside Nimoy’s Spock, wrote: “I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love.” Zachary Quinto, a.k.a. B-list Spock (sorry Zachary — I love you!) declared that his “heart was broken.” And Gary Shteyngart set his phaser to “weep.”

In the words of the late great, “Live long and prosper.”

Celebs Sit Virtual Shiva for Leonard Nimoy on Twitter

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Anne Cohen

Anne Cohen

Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.

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