Friends and fans say goodbye to Leonard Nimoy

This morning we learned that Sci-Fi icon and beloved actor Leonard Nimoy passed away at the age of 83. Loved by many as the half-human, half-Vulcan Spock on Star Trek, Nimoy warmed hearts for generations.

Spock's phrase "Live long and prosper" began as a Star Trek-ism, but became much larger than that as many embraced the term as a gesture of empathy and good will — themes prevalent in Star Trek.

Fans and friends expressed their feelings on Twitter.

Others took to Tumblr to mourn the actor via art.


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Always a wordsmith, Nimoy's final tweet reminds us that while Spock was prized for his intellect, it was Nimoy's heart that was his most important quality. 

Live long and prosper.