Hollywood Pays Tribute To Leonard Nimoy

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Here are a few tweets from celebrities paying tribute to the beloved actor:

George Takei, via Facebook:

Today, the world lost a great man, and I lost a great friend. 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.

My Favorite Leonard Nimoy Videos

“I have been and always shall be your friend.”

Spock Quotes:

Pharrell Williams’ interview with Leonard Nimoy:

“The Challange” Zachary Quinto vs Leonard Nimoy:

Nimoy’s Cameo on ‘The Big Bang Theory':

The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins:

Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song:

Spock Meets Spock:

I Am Spock:

Mission Impossible:

Bonanza:

Man From UNCLE:

Nimoy Does a William Shatner Impression:

College of Fine Arts Convocation Address (2012):

Beloved Star Trek Actor Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83

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“I have been and always shall be your friend.”

My heart breaks with the news of Leonard Nimoy’s passing, my honorary Grandpa. I grew up in a Trekkie household. I appreciated his work as an actor and artist, from his photography work to his role as Spock in TOS.

Nimoy, most known for his role as Spock in the ‘Star Trek’ franchise, has passed away at his home on Friday in Los Angeles. He was 83.

His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed that he passed away after a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Last year, Nimoy revealed that he was suffering from chronic lung disease, attributing to a smoking habit that he quit over 30 years ago. “I quit smoking 30 years ago. Not soon enough. Grandpa says, quit now!!”

Nimoy’s granddaughter Dani released the following statement about her late grandfather:  

Hi all, as you all know, my Grandpa passed away this morning at 8:40 from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was an extraordinary man, husband, grandfather, brother, actor, author-the list goes on- and friend. Thank you for the warm condolences. May you all LLAP. – Dani P.s. I will be putting special shirts up on our site, SHOPLLAP.com, where all of the proceeds will go to the COPD Foundation. I hope to hear from you all.

Nimoy’s final Tweet from Monday:

“We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet it should be noted that in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most… human.” – Captain Kirk, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

My Vulcan salute (photo taken 2yrs ago):

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He lived long and prospered. RIP Grandpa Nimoy.

Comics: Star Trek #41 Preview

STAR TREK #41
Written by Mike Johnson
Art by Cat Staggs
Published by IDW Publishing
Release Date: February 11, 2015

“Behemoth,” part 1 of 2: In the wake of their century-spanning encounter with Q, the crew of the U.S.S Enterprise leaves explored space behind to embark on a new five-year mission of discovery! Beyond the reach of Starfleet communications, they can only rely on each other when faced with their first encounter in uncharted territory—and it might be their last! Don’t miss this perfect jumping-on point for new readers, produced in association with STAR TREK writer-producer Roberto Orci!

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