Star Trek fans and Leonard Nimoy fanatics have looked to honor the death of the iconic actor by paying reference to another viral sensation from the last few days.
But all of that pales in significance to the announcement on Friday afternoon that legendary actor, Leonard Nimoy, had succumbed earlier that morning to complications from COPD.
And social media users soon released a barrage of tweets to prove that was the case.
The only blue and gold that matter today. pic.twitter.com/4uPBS40iIa
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) February 27, 2015
RIP Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek’. The only blue and gold that should matter today.
— Akshay Makadiya (@axymak) February 27, 2015
The world of cinema and television was united in their grief after the death of Leonard Nimoy was confirmed. And soon his former Star Trek co-stars, which included William Shatner and George Takei, were taking to their social media accounts to pay their respects to the figure.
Takei, who played “Mr. Sulu” on Star Trek, wrote on his Facebook page, “Today, the world lost a great man, and I lost a great friend. 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.”
William Shatner, who portrayed “James T. Kirk,” the captain of the USS Enterprise, opposite Nimoy for the entire run of the original Star Trek series between 1966 and 1969, as well as seven Star Trek feature films also made his thoughts public.
“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
A cavalcade of other celebrities also took to social media to portray their well-wishes to Leonard Nimoy’s family, while his granddaughter, Dani, also wrote an emotional tribute too.
Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015 Read: http://t.co/pw7zYRRlts
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 27, 2015
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