A gaggle of stars rushed to Twitter upon hearing the news that Leonard Nimoy, who played the singular Mr. Spock across TV and film projects, had passed at the age of 83.
His death marks a rare moment in the culture where partisan differences give way to unabashed mourning.
Fans didn’t know Mr. Nimoy, but it’s a tribute to his body of work that they feel like they did.
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
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) 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
“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
Woke up to the awful news that Leonard Nimoy passed. RIP to a true gentleman. Not many of those left in our Biz. — Marina Sirtis (@Marina_Sirtis) 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
Update: Nimoy’s longtime “Star Trek” co-star, William Shatner, shared his reaction at the loss of his dear friend.
“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