Yesterday we lost a great actor, Leonard Nemoy.
A NASA astronaut on board the International SpaceStation tweeted a picture today from orbit of a ‘Vulvan’ hand salute as a tribute to actor Leonard Nimoy, known best for his ‘Star Trek’ role as ‘Mr. Spock.’
After reading and watching some old interviews of Mr. Nimoy I was reminded of just what a wonder man he truly was. I loved watching him tell of him as a small child seeing the hand jester that would one day be his iconic Vulcan ‘live long and prosper’ jester as Mr. Spock and laugh at how so many copying it through history not knowing they were offering a ‘blessing‘
So many wonderful Tweets…
“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
This, too pic.twitter.com/6ycS6YMF0V
— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) February 27, 2015
He created a role that nobody else could play. Multitalented writer,actor,director. A terrific&sweet man. RIP Leonard Nimoy #Spock #StarTrek
— Larry King (@kingsthings) 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, Mr. Nimoy.
You really did live long and prosper, and we were all the richer for it.
— Jeri Ryan (@JeriLRyan) February 27, 2015
Just to list a few!
Leonard Nimoy was known for so many more roles than just Spock (you can see them listed here), as a director (listed here) and as a producer (listed here). Goodbye Mr. Nimoy, you will be truly missed.
In the famous words of James T. Kirk:
“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.” Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)