News William Shatner Feels Awful for Having to Miss Leonard Nimoy's Funeral By Rosalyn Oshmyansky 3:01 PM PST, February 28, 2015 Getty Images Leonard Nimoy died at the age of 83 on Friday, and his funeral is tomorrow. His friend and Star Trek costar William Shatner went on Twitter to express his sadness about not being able to attend the funeral service. Shatner agreed to be at the Red Cross Ball tonight in Florida on Saturday night and can't make it back in time.I feel really awful. Here I am doing charity work and one of my dearest friends is being buried.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 28, 2015 NEWS: Remembering Leonard NimoyAfter sharing his feelings, he asks to remember his friend on Sunday and reminds everyone how much he loved Nimoy.NEWS: 13 Reasons Leonard Nimoy Was Even More Amazing Than You KnewNimoy passed away at his Bel-Air home. According to the actor's wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, her husband's passing was due to the end stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (CPOD). Nimoy sent out his final tweet about life on Feb. 23.A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015Watch the video below to remember Nimoy and see how the character of Spock changed him.Leonard Nimoy In His Own Words This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.