"Today, the world lost a great man, and I lost a great friend," Nimoy's Star Trek co-star George Takei posted on Facebook. "We return you now to the stars, Leonard. You taught us to 'Live Long And Prosper,' and you indeed did, friend. I shall miss you in so many, many ways."
Takei also remembered Nimoy on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports Friday, calling the erstwhile Spock "extraordinary."
"The word extraordinary is often overused, but I think it's really appropriate for Leonard," Takei said. "He was an extraordinarily talented man, but he was also a very decent human being. His talent embraced directing as well as acting and photography. He was a very sensitive man. And we feel his passing very much, he had been ill for a long, long time. And we miss him very much. He'd been there for a long, long time, and we miss him very much."
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"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
my heart is broken. i love you profoundly my dear friend. and i will miss you everyday. may flights... https://t.co/WPJmt1X4ox— Zachary Quinto (@ZacharyQuinto) February 27, 2015
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.— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) February 27, 2015
"Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... human." Live long and prosper.— Bill Prady (@billprady) 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
. @TheRealNimoy I have been, and always shall be, your fan. Thank you.— Nathan Fillion (@NathanFillion) 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
RIP Leonard Nimoy pic.twitter.com/uIcnvI8wNN— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 27, 2015
#LeonardNimoy illustr8d th blessing of Th High Priest on Star Trek-every1 who watched th show received his loving intentions thru his hands.— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) 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
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
Awful about Mr. Spock. RIP Leonard Nimoy, who was a paragon of virtue & reason and played one on TV.— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) 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
Leonard Nimoy! You will forever be part of us all! Rest. Rest with the angels.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 27, 2015
My friend and colleague Leonard Nimoy passed today. A true legend, and a wonderful human being. Sadly missed.— john noble (@thejohnnoble) 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
RIP, Mr. Nimoy. You really did live long and prosper, and we were all the richer for it.— Jeri Ryan (@JeriLRyan) 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
A sad day for all of us. Live long and prosper ... then rest in peace. http://t.co/oU5B9HM7Oj— Robert Picardo (@RobertPicardo) February 27, 2015