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Celebrities, Scientists, And More Remember Leonard Nimoy

"I loved him like a brother," William Shatner said.

Posted on February 27, 2015, at 2:52 p.m. ET

Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy died on Friday at 83. And there was an outpouring of love for the late actor all over social media, from those who worked with him, knew him, and were inspired by him.

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Of course, there were sentimental messages from his Star Trek co-stars.

"I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love." -William Shatner

And from those who became a part of the giant Star Trek franchise.

my heart is broken. i love you profoundly my dear friend. and i will miss you everyday. may flights…

God Bless You, Leonard Nimoy... May Angels guide thee to thy rest! #agoodman #talented #funny #awesome

Woke up to the awful news that Leonard Nimoy passed. RIP to a true gentleman. Not many of those left in our Biz.

Farewell Leonard. Glad I knew you. Thinking of Susan, Adam, and his entire family. And his vast extended family of Star Trek.

#LLAP RIP to the best First Officer. @TheRealNimoy

RIP, Mr. Nimoy. You really did live long and prosper, and we were all the richer for it.

You made the world a more fascinating place. @TheRealNimoy #LLAP

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.

Then, there were messages from the rest of Hollywood, showing their appreciation for Nimoy.

Leonard Nimoy was more than Mr. Spock. But Mr. Spock is his gift to us all. Live long and prosper. HANX.

Over time you hear all kinds of things about all kinds of people. I never heard anything but the loveliest love for Leonard Nimoy. RIP

Seriously one of the coolest people ever.

Leonard Nimoy, a true cultural icon. Auditioned for him once. A very nice man. He made Spock real. Thanks for Star Trek. #RIP Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy brought us one of the greatest, noblest characters in the history of American storytelling. Someone find the Genesis planet.

Leonard Nimoy was a terrific actor who played a character that I loved. #RIPLeonardNimoy

"Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... Human." Farewell, Leonard Nimoy - Actor, Director, Pop culture icon.

"This is the Mugar Omni Theater." "...because he grew up six blocks from here." "Who put the bomp?" #LeonardNimoy

I shall truly miss Leonard Nimoy. He gave us a great gift that will last for ages. A good soul and kind man. RIP

. @TheRealNimoy I have been, and always shall be, your fan. Thank you.

I just saw that Leonard Nimoy has passed on. We didn't know each other well, but I'm glad I spent the time with him I did. A wonderful man.

An 'I'm still here' photo. Remembering Leonard Nimoy (and larger-than-life Mickey Spillane)...

Leonard Nimoy will always be a beloved legend 😭

And from the writer/producer of The Simpsons, on which Nimoy made some really memorable guest appearances.

.@thesimpsons #everysimpsonsever As I am registering for comicon so sad to hear Leonard Nimoy passed. A great man on and off camera.

Those in the news media also paid their respects.

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83, via @nytimes. Spock made being different cool.

"The miracle is this the more we share the more we have."-Leonard Nimoy LLAP ”

Sad to hear about the passing of Leonard Nimoy. He was a true renaissance man.

As did those who know what it means to boldly go where no man has gone before.

He was, and always shall be, a friend to all of us. Thanks, @TheRealNimoy for reminding us all to live long and prosper. #LLAP

RIP Leonard Nimoy. So many of us at NASA were inspired by Star Trek. Boldly go...

RIP Leonard Nimoy. You lived long and prospered.

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