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.”
“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
RIP Leonard Nimoy. So many of us at NASA were inspired by Star Trek. Boldly go… http://t.co/qpeH5BTzQcpic.twitter.com/nMmFMKYv1L— NASA (@NASA) February 27, 2015
my heart is broken. i love you profoundly my dear friend. and i will miss you everyday. may flights… https://t.co/WPJmt1X4ox— Zachary Quinto (@ZacharyQuinto) February 27, 2015
I shall truly miss Leonard Nimoy. He gave us a great gift that will last for ages. A good soul and kind man. RIP — jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) February 27, 2015
From the bigbang_cbs set. RIP Leonard Nimoy. https://t.co/8FIQHw9o5E— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) February 27, 2015
Leonard Nimoy has died. I've set my phaser on “weep.” — Gary Shteyngart (@Shteyngart) February 27, 2015
“Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy.” —President Obama #LLAP— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 27, 2015
Well done, sir. Many thanks for all you gave us. You'll be greatly missed & forever remembered. https://t.co/YsDKpxtAfJ— Seth Green (@SethGreen) February 27, 2015
Seriously one of the coolest people ever. https://t.co/Rf8M96zKFJ— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) February 27, 2015
RIP to the great #LeonardNimoy. pic.twitter.com/HSH01k7MxR— Howard Stern (@HowardStern) February 27, 2015
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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.