Fans, Friends Mourn for Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy

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There has been an outpouring of love and grief online today, after news broke that legendary actor Leonard Nimoy had died.

Leonard’s wife Susan Bay Nimoy confirmed earlier today that he had passed away, the result of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The Star Trek star was 83.

Mr. Spock, Star Trek, and #LLAP (for Live Long and Prosper) were all trending on Twitter before long, with thousands upon thousands of people expressing their sadness and sharing stories of how Star Trek, and Leonard’s character Spock in particular, had impacted their lives.

Star Trek co-star William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk on the show, was among them.

Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Wil Wheaton thanked Leonard in his tribute.

Canadian ‘Star Trek’ fans have found a great way to honor Leonard Nimoy.

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And NASA, shared a photo of a 1976 visit from the Star Trek cast.

The following is a tiny handful of the tweets from fans in the hours following the news.

And finally, Leonard’s moving last tweet.