George Takei is in mourning along with millions of other Star Trek fans across the globe.
When news of Leonard Nimoy’s passing began circulating around the Internet Friday morning, beyond expressing grief at the death of Mr. Spock — this time for good — most people wanted to know what his two most social networking-active co-stars would have to say about it.
Around lunchtime, William Shatner posted his remembrances to Twitter, noting that Nimoy was loved “like a brother.”
“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
George Takei needed more words and posted his first Facebook message at around 1:34 p.m. EST. “Today, the world lost a great man, and I lost a great friend,” he said. “We return you now to the stars, Leonard. You taught us to ‘Live Long And Prosper,’ and you indeed did, friend. I shall miss you in so many, many ways.” The former Mr. Sulu followed this up about an hour later linking to a video of some of Spock’s greatest and most memorable moments.
“Leonard Nimoy truly did live long and prosper. To celebrate his life and work, this video shares some of his best moments as the character we all took into our hearts, Mr. Spock. Add your own favorite moments below.”
Takei’s followers certainly didn’t disappoint with their well-wishes to the family and expressions of grief. As of 3:37 p.m., there were more than 5,700 comments, 30,000 shares, and close to 150,000 likes. Celebrities also chimed in with some remembrances of their own.
Leonard Nimoy brought us one of the greatest, noblest characters in the history of American storytelling. Someone find the Genesis planet.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) 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
.@TheSimpsons I got to meet Leonard Nimoy the day we recorded his voice for the Monorail episode. I was in awe — such a terrific man.
— Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) February 27, 2015
And then there’s this one from Darth Vader himself.
— Dave Prowse (@isDARTHVADER) February 27, 2015
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