*Hollywood has taken to social media to mourn the death of Leonard Nimoy.
The actor, who stared in the iconic role of Dr. Spock on TV’s “Star Trek,” died Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.
His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy announced that he had the disease last year, attributing it to years of smoking, a habit he had given up three decades earlier. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week.
His fellow “Trek” alums, actors who have played Dr. Spock, celebrity fans, Trekkies across the globe and at least one NFL team have taken to Twitter with reflections and condolences.
“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
— Jonathan Frakes (@jonathansfrakes) February 27, 2015
. @TheRealNimoy I have been, and always shall be, your fan. Thank you.
— Nathan Fillion (@NathanFillion) February 27, 2015
Leonard Nimoy brought us one of the greatest, noblest characters in the history of American storytelling. Someone find the Genesis planet.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) February 27, 2015
“Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.” #RIPLeonardNimoy
— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) February 27, 2015
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— NASA (@NASA) February 27, 2015
We stood on your shoulders, and wouldn’t have had a galaxy to explore if you hadn’t been there, first. Thank you, Leonard, Rest in peace.
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) February 27, 2015
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) February 27, 2015
Over time you hear all kinds of things about all kinds of people. I never heard anything but the loveliest love for Leonard Nimoy. RIP
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 27, 2015
The Hollywood Historic trust also announced that flowers will be placed on Nimoy’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 10:30 a.m. Friday. The star is located at 6651 Hollywood Blvd.