‘Star Trek’ Co-Stars William Shatner, George Takei Remember Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy Dead
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Leonard Nimoy has died at the age of 83, and Hollywood has taken to social media to mourn the “Star Trek” icon, from fellow “Trek” alums like William Shatner and George Takei to comedy stars including Seth MacFarlane and Jason Alexander.

The Hollywood Historic trust also announced that flowers will be placed on Nimoy’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 10:30 a.m. Friday. The star is located at 6651 Hollywood Blvd.

Rod Roddenberry, CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment and son of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, released a statement on Nimoy’s passing: “The death of Leonard Nimoy is indeed an immense loss to us all. I only hope that during this difficult time we can all take comfort in the everlasting impact he has made. As Spock he portrayed the first Roddenberry character, an outsider who truly let us see ourselves. Leonard Nimoy’s talent allowed millions to learn more about who we are and who we want to be. I will always thank him for that.”


From the @bigbang_cbs set. RIP Leonard Nimoy.

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President Obama also paid tribute to Nimoy, writing: “I loved Spock. In 2007, I had the chance to meet Leonard in person. It was only logical to greet him with the Vulcan salute, the universal sign for “Live long and prosper.” And after 83 years on this planet – and on visits to many others – it’s clear Leonard Nimoy did just that. Michelle and I join his family, friends, and countless fans who miss him so dearly today.”

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  1. Sharon says:

    Still hard to believe he has gone. So much good has been said about him. I will miss the raised eyebrow and the calm which Spock displayed. R.I.P. Mr. Nimoy and, to coin a phrase: “thanks for the memories”.

  2. jaypochapin says:

    Reblogged this on jaypochapin and commented:
    There’s not a lot to say and precious little I can add. I’m working on something of a personal recollection to be posted shortly.

    In the meantime…

  3. stuart says:

    Wishing all the Nimoy Family Long Life

  4. Bill Testerman says:

    Star Trek and its vision of a hopeful future have been a beacon to me and millions of other people around the world. Leonard Nimoy, through his Mr. Spock character, is for many of us the most important symbol of that Star Trek universe. I have also much enjoyed his many other acting roles, as well as his photography, poetry, and film direction. I’m so glad I was able to see him in person at a talk he gave at a university in 1976, where I chatted with him a bit and got his autograph. His passing 2 days ago has left a void in my life.

  5. Thomas Calandra says:

    RIP to one of my childhood heroes. I lost my mother at 20 while I was in college and I have to say, if it wasn’t for the values that the characters of Star trek were about I would have given up and not graduated from college.

  6. JD Smith says:

    I was a fan before Spock. I watched him in “Zombies of the Stratosphere”,Perry Mason and 4 episodes of Sea Hunt-usually playing the bad guy. Not bad for a kid from Matapan.

  7. Ruby Cruz says:

    I Love You Spock. I will miss you Leonard. As a Jew, you always extend a gesture of peace, Live long and prosper. I believe Leonard would want us to love Israel, listen and honor Benjamin Netanyahu on his March 3rd visit.

  8. Chasidy says:

    You will be greatly missed in my house full of trekkie nerds Mr. Nimoy. May you live long and prosper in the next life sir. CDouglasRN

  9. Bill Thomas says:

    Without Mr. Spock, there would not have been a Star Trek!. He was truly the driving force behind the series and the movies. Mr. Nimoy was a superb actor and will never be forgotten.

  10. JimmyFitz says:

    I was a fan when I watched you as a young actor…but after meeting you and working with you, I became a truly inspired. You had the heart of a tamed Lion. We will all miss you Leonard. God Bless you and your family. Jimmy Fitzpatrick

  11. Steven W Flinchbaugh says:

    I saw the headline and it seemed impossible. He was one of my favorite people and influenced me early on to be like Spock when I had to hold my emotions at bay during times. I had no idea the C.O.P.D. had gotten that bad. I don’t know what time he passed on Friday, but before I even knew it, I had some sort of health attack. Maybe I felt that great man’s passing. He would’ve been 84 next month along with William Shatner. To say I will miss the opportunities to see him again in any production is quite and understatement. What a loss! R.I.P. Leonard and enjoy where you are going on this next journey. I saw the beginnings of it 15 ½ years ago and it looked amazing.
    Maybe he’ll see what we all imagined was out there on Star Trek.

  12. Donald Dixon says:

    Great actors like Lenard Nimoy should never die. They should just be transported to mount Olympus to live forever as the popular character they played.
    R.I.P Lenard Nimoy

  13. Spider says:

    RIP, Mr. Nimoy. Thank you for inspiring me to not only “live long and prosper”, but to also dream big and think logically. You were unique. You are legend. I am your fan forever. May your journey take you where no man has gone, before. God bless you, sir. My condolences to the Nimoy family.

  14. KSD says:

    Leonard Nimoy was a fine actor and a wonderful human being. He will always be remembered for his portrayal of Spock but he was also an author, singer and so much more. I thought the post by Zachary Quinto was especially touching and I know Leonard was proud of the amazing job Zachary does in the movies. We have lost an icon but Heaven gained an angel, RIP mr Nimoy . May God comfort his family, live long and prosper.

  15. Mariano Perez says:

    Thank you Leonard for taking us on endless journeys into the universe and for inspiring so much logic in many of us , even as young kids.
    May you RIP in the stars.

  16. Clyde Lemmons says:

    It is hard to express what was a time in my life that just made me look forward to watching. Nemoy was much more than just spock . He was entertainment rolled up into a great man. I enjoyed his roles in westerns and all others just as much as Spock. His roles and advise in other star trek movies proved he was as brilliant a man as an actor. God bless the man he was more than the parts he played. Goodbye Mr Nemoy !

  17. Mike Chio says:

    A new voyage begins. Live long and prosper

  18. I have seen every episode in the Star Trek series and am still an avid Trekie fan. I, for one will miss Leonard Nemoy very, very much, as he taught me how to rationalize things before I act.

    Tom Hittle

  19. Ron Field says:

    I have been a Star Trek fan since the original TV series. The entire cast have been like old friends, and the loss of Mr. Nimoy feels like the loss of an old friend.

  20. Pat McArthur says:

    so sad to learn about Mr. Nimoy’s passing….#LLAP

  21. Todis Fly says:

    RIP Leonard Nimoy !

  22. TRISH says:

    I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I HAD A FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE WITH MR. NIMOY. I WAS HIS BODY GUARD FOR THE DAY AT A CONVENTION IN PHOENIX MANY YEARS AGO. IT WAS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE THAT I WILL TREASURE FOREVER. I WILL DEEPLY MISS LEONARD AND HIS SPIRIT THAT ALWAYS SURROUNDED HIM AND THE HAPPINESS THAT HE BROUGHT TO ALL AROUND. I HOPE THAT WHEREVER IT IS YOU GO THAT YOU DO THE SAME THERE THAT YOU DID HERE ON EARTH. LIVE LONG AND PROSPER WHEREVER YOU MAY DECIDE TO GO!!!!

  23. Richard Yanchus says:

    Great actor and person! It is very true in todays society spoken by Spock ” The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few,or the one” Rest in peace.

  24. Sonia Read Hoepelman says:

    His death hurts like a sore tooth. Funny how one gets to love people who we have never met, but someone shaped our teenage years.

  25. Nancy Monaco says:

    MY HEART IS SO SAD , MR SPOCK WILL NEVER LEAVE MY HEART. HE WILL GO WHERE NO MAN HASNGONE BEFORE. MR LEONARD NIMOY SO GREAT. NANCY MONACO
    ,

  26. john mimms says:

    great actor I love that line “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few”. I try to live my life that way.

  27. popeflores says:

    Leonard Nimoy is one of the few celebs I never got to meet, or thank, for creating one of the most iconic figures in popular culture.
    My strongest memory is this scene from THE WRATH OF KHAN. We bought tickets the first day, it was for 2 screenings later ( in those days no internet and no ordering online) so we went to the Acorn On Oak and not only had their famous incredible hamburgers but people from the Lyric Opera and Chicago Symphony were holding a jam session!
    We went to the theater and this scene happened. The theater was dead silent. A child, a little boy broke the silence.
    “Dad, Spock’s dead.”
    I lost it. The people around me lost it. You suddenly could hear crying all through the theater. This is now the second time I have cried at his death. Goodbye Leonard Nimoy.

  28. S. Beeching says:

    I am so sorry to hear of his passing, he will be missed and yet greatly remembered.

  29. perry says:

    you will be miss…I always enjoy your big presence since I was a young man….U inspire us with such great character…RIP..God will enjoy your soul

  30. William says:

    I am sad to hear Leonard Nimoy has passed.it is a great loss. I started watching Star Trek back in 1965. the whole cast was good but Mr. Spock he was great. we all learned a lot from his role over the years.

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