The stars of Star Trek mourn Leonard Nimoy

William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Barack Obama and others pay tribute to the late Spock actor

Spock and Leonard Nimoy meant a lot to millions of sci-fi fans worldwide, including President Obama:


But perhaps the most touching tributes have come from those who shared the Enterprise with him: his co-stars, shipmates and colleagues in the Star Trek universe. Here are how the many are mourning the one.

The original series

William Shatner (Captain James T Kirk)

George Takei (Hikaru Sulu)

Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)

“I am deeply saddened by the death of my dear friend Leonard Nimoy. But, I also want to celebrate his extraordinary life. He was a true force of strength and his character was that of a champion. Leonard’s integrity and passion as an actor and devotion to his craft helped transport STAR TREK into television history. His vision and heart are bigger than the universe. I will miss him very much and send heartfelt wishes to his family.”

Star Trek reboot

Zachary Quinto (young Spock)

Simon Pegg (young Scotty)

Zoe Saldana (young Uhura)

He will "Live Long and Prosper". You will be remembered Leonard Nimoy…. Always

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J.J Abrams (director)

Jonathan Frakes (William Riker)

Brent Spiner (Data)

LeVar Burton (Geordie LaForge)

Marina Sirtis (Counsellor Troi)

Gates McFadden (Doctor Crusher)

Will Wheaton (Wesley Crusher)

Wheaton also wrote a touching blog post about the influence of the character, saying:

“Mister Spock made it okay for me to be the weird kid who eventually grew into a slightly-less weird adult, but it was Leonard Nimoy who made Mister Spock live, and who made Star Trek — and every science fiction TV series since 1966 — possible.”


Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine)

Robert Picardo (The Doctor)

“He was kind, with a dry wit and keen intelligence and was loved by all Trek fans. We have lost an icon. Those of us who played the “outsider” character in subsequent incarnations of Star Trek stood on the shoulders of this giant.” [Source]


Let’s leave the final words to Nimoy himself, in the last tweet he posted before passing away.