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On Twitter, fans offer final tributes to Leonard Nimoy (+video)

Fans of 'Star Trek' use Twitter to fondly remember Leonard Nimoy after his passing.

Leonard Nimoy passed away on Friday, The New York Times reported.

The actor, best known for his role as Mr. Spock in “Star Trek,” died in his California home after battling an illness, which he disclosed to his Twitter followers last year.

In his role as the logical, human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise, Nimoy captured the hearts of a following that would spread around the world. While he was often defined – to his dismay, at first – by this role, he was a man of many emotions and talents. He was a photographer; he directed movies and recorded music; he wrote books and composed poetry.

He also played other roles during his long TV, film, and theater career. As Mr. Spock, he wrestled with ideas of self-identities and explored deeper meaning behind his character.

“Mr. Nimoy tried to follow in the tradition of two actors he admired, Charles Laughton and Boris Karloff, who each played a monstrous character – Quasimodo and the Frankenstein monster – who is transformed by love,” reported The New York Times.

The actor had 1.14 million Twitter followers, with whom he shared some of his work and musings. He signed off his tweets with “LLAP,” shorthand for his famous Spock salute, “Live long and prosper.” His final tweet was his last encouragement to his following.

As news of his death spread, his fans took to Twitter to pay tribute to his inspiring career. William Shatner tweeted: “I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love."

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