Leonard Nimoy lived long, prospered, and touched many lives in his 83 years, judging by the outpouring of memorial messages on social media.
After the actor, best known for his role as Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek television and movie series, passed away early Friday due to the end stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), friends, fans, and former co-stars and even NASA and the President took to Twitter and Instagram to remember the legendary sci-fi hero.
President Obama released a statement on Nimoy's death:
"Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy. Leonard was a lifelong lover of the arts and humanities, a supporter of the sciences, generous with his talent and his time. And of course, Leonard was Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed, the center of Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity’s future.
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 his 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."
Here's a look at other's memorial messages:
"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
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
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
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
There is sorrow in my heart. A beautiful star has faded. #LeonardNimoy Your spirit will live long and prosper with us always.— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) February 27, 2015
"RIP Leonard. Lived long and prospered"— Pegg News (@simonpegg) February 27, 2015
So sad about Leonard Nimoy, who was ever engaged, vital, interesting, and interested.— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) 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
"This is the Mugar Omni Theater." "...because he grew up six blocks from here." "Who put the bomp?" #LeonardNimoy— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) February 27, 2015
. @TheRealNimoy I have been, and always shall be, your fan. Thank you.— Nathan Fillion (@NathanFillion) February 27, 2015
Feels like we lost the head of the family. Thanks and rest in peace, Leonard.— John Cho (@JohnTheCho) February 27, 2015
"Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... Human." Farewell, Leonard Nimoy - Actor, Director, Pop culture icon.— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) February 27, 2015
Leonard Nimoy was a terrific actor who played a character that I loved. #RIPLeonardNimoy— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) February 27, 2015
Leonard Nimoy will always be a beloved legend 😭— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) 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