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.”
"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
— Jonathan Frakes (@jonathansfrakes) February 27, 2015
It is with sadness that I heard of Leonard Nimoy's death. I was lucky to spend many happy, inspiring hours with him. He won't be forgotten.
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) February 27, 2015
I have been, and always shall be, your fan.
— Nathan Fillion (@NathanFillion) February 27, 2015
“Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,
Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.” #RIPLeonardNimoy
— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) February 27, 2015
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
— Larry King (@kingsthings) 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
no. no. no. no. so sad. leonard nimoy can't have died. #LeonardNimoy
— moby XⓋX (@thelittleidiot) February 27, 2015
RIP, Mr. Nimoy.
You really did live long and prosper, and we were all the richer for it.
— Jeri Ryan (@JeriLRyan) February 27, 2015
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) February 27, 2015
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) 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
Rest in peace Leonard Nimoy. U were a God & a pioneer in a genre that has made a lot of us careers. Proud to have had you at the front line.
— Christian Kane (@ChristianKane01) February 27, 2015
RIP Leonard Nimoy pic.twitter.com/uIcnvI8wNN
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 27, 2015
This was @TheRealNimoy's last tweet: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory." RIP, sir.
— Misha Collins — VOTE YOUR ASS OFF! (@mishacollins) February 27, 2015
RATS! RATS! ALL THE RATS IN THE UNIVERSE. Leonard Nimoy died. http://t.co/21u6ONwbK3 My first composition,in Grade 5, was about Mr. Spock.
— Hart Hanson (@HartHanson) February 27, 2015
Really am grateful for Leonard Nimoy's Spock. Spock was a revelation to me, growing up. A calm, thoughtful nerd, who made being that ok!
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 27, 2015
— Star Trek (@StarTrek) February 27, 2015
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.”