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William Shatner, Zachary Quinto and More Pay Tribute to Leonard Nimoy

William Shatner, Zachary Quinto and More Pay Tribute to Leonard Nimoy

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William Shatner is leading tributes to his longtime Star Trek sidekick Leonard Nimoy following the news of his death on Friday.

Shatner, who played Captain Kirk opposite Nimoy’s Mr. Spock on TV and in movies for two decades, has released a statement, in which he reveals he loved the late actor, photographer and director “like a brother”.

He adds, “We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love.”

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

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Zachary Quinto, who played the younger Spock in J.J. Abrams Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness prequels, was one of many famous friends who posted tributes on Instagram and Facebook.

He wrote, “my heart is broken. i love you profoundly my dear friend. and i will miss you everyday. may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest”, while Jeri Ryan, who portrayed Seven of Nine in the Star Trek: Voyager TV series, tweeted, “RIP, Mr. Nimoy. You really did live long and prosper, and we were all the richer for it.”

And Nimoy’s longtime Star Trek colleague George Takei has taken to Facebook with his thoughts, adding, “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.”

Seth MacFarlane, director Kevin Smith, Ben Stiller, Mia Farrow, Alyssa Milano, Roseanne Barr, Josh Gad and Boy George were also among the first celebrities to pay tribute to Nimoy on social media.

The beloved actor lost his battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his home in Bel Air, Los Angeles on Friday morning. He was 83.

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.

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