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International Space Station astronaut Terry Virts has tweeted a picture of a Vulcan salute from orbit as he paid tribute to the late Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy:
US President Barack Obama has issued a statement after the death of veteran actor Leonard Nimoy.
Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy. Leonard was a lifelong lover of the arts and humanities, a supporter of the sciences, generous with his talent and his time. And of course, Leonard was Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed, the centre of Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity’s future.
I loved Spock.
In 2007, I had the chance to meet Leonard in person. It was only logical to greet him with the Vulcan salute, the universal sign for “Live long and prosper.” And after 83 years on this planet – and on his visits to many others – it’s clear Leonard Nimoy did just that. Michelle and I join his family, friends, and countless fans who miss him so dearly today.
Zachary Quinto, who played Mr Spock in the 2009 reboot 'Star Trek' and its 2013 sequel 'Star Trek Into Darkness', has said his "heart is broken" after the news that the original Mr Spock, Leonard Nimoy, died this morning.
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Celebrities have been positing tributes on Twitter to actor Leondard Nimoy.
Live long and prosper. So long, Mr. Nimoy.
Leonard Nimoy dying seems somehow...illogical.
Leonard Nimoy brought us one of the greatest, noblest characters in the history of American storytelling. Someone find the Genesis planet.
Truly sad hearing the passing of Mr Leonard Nimoy. A wonderful humanitarian and poet. The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few.
George Takei, known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the television series Star Trek, said he will miss Leonard Nimoy and the world had "lost a great man"
On his official Facebook page Mr Takei said Nimoy was being "returned to the stars".
He also told MSNBC: "You know, the word ‘extraordinary’ is often overused, but I think it’s really appropriate for Leonard.
"He was an extraordinarily talented man, but 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’d been ill for a long, long time and we miss him very much.”