Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played the iconic character of Spock on "Star Trek", died on Friday at age 83.
Nimoy played the half-human, half-vulcan, science officer for more than five decades on TV and in a series of movies.
Tributes for Nimoy rolled in from his many "Star Trek" co-stars.
William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk
"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 who played Mr. Sulu on the original "Star Trek."
Zachary Quinto who played Spock in the 2009 Star Trek reboot wrote this touching note.
"Star Trek: The Next Generation's" Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner.
Farewell Leonard. Glad I knew you. Thinking of Susan, Adam, and his entire family. And his vast extended family of Star Trek.— Brent Spiner (@BrentSpiner) February 27, 2015
And TNG's Wil Wheaton and LeVar Burton
We stood on your shoulders, and wouldn’t have had a galaxy to explore if you hadn’t been there, first. Thank you, Leonard, Rest in peace.— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) February 27, 2015
God Bless You, Leonard Nimoy... May Angels guide thee to thy rest!February 27, 2015
Other Hollywood notables also paid tribute to Nimoy.
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
Leonard Nimoy was more than Mr. Spock. But Mr. Spock is his gift to us all. Live long and prosper. HANX.— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) February 27, 2015
And tributes from astronauts and NASA itself.
Leonard, you lived long and prospered, and were an inspiration to me and to millions. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/NESJKvTepm— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) February 27, 2015
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