#RIPNimoy is trending and it's like a big chunk of my childhood is saying goodbye. Most afternoons and weekends back in Enugu, the Anambra Broadcasting Corporation back in those days fuelled my love of everthing beyond this earth by showing re-runs of all the Star Trek movies and the series too.
Spock and his open fingered gesture was a big part of that childhood, and it's so sad that Leonard Nimoy, the original actor who portrayed the extra-terrestial so succintly has now passed on. But that is time and change, which finally gets to us all. Leonard Nimoy made the news a few days ago when he had to go in to hospital for pneumonia. He passed away today at home aged 83. May his soul rest in peace.
Tributes have been pouring out on social media from Trekkies across the world, beginning with William Shatner, the best ever Captain Kirk.
"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
#RIPLeonardNimoy, actor & eyebrow icon. http://t.co/VSjTuU9Hwf pic.twitter.com/KhbAF5rAfJ
— Allure magazine (@Allure_magazine) February 27, 2015
How sad. But Thank you for #MrSpock #RIPLeonardNimoy
— Gaby Roslin (@GabyRoslin) February 27, 2015
"May you live long & prosper." This is a sad, sad day. #RIPLeonardNimoy http://t.co/b9b3USanuX pic.twitter.com/JKa6im2c2E
— Premiere Speakers (@PremiereSpeaker) February 27, 2015
"By observing the sky & pondering our place in the universe people gain a new perspective on their daily lives." #RIPLeonardNimoy
— discoverLA (@discoverLA) February 27, 2015
He's not really dead... As long as we remember him. #RIPLeonardNimoy
— David Fury (@TheDavidFury) February 27, 2015
This is how I'll remember Leonard #RIPLeonardNimoy pic.twitter.com/LbXpAOtHOL
— Damian Connor (@DamianConnor) February 27, 2015
Live long & prosper. A great actor known for one of most iconic roles in history. He'll be missed. #RIPLeonardNimoy pic.twitter.com/nwbtVCxjbU
— Kevin Berge (@TheBerge_) February 27, 2015
Also, his voice acting in Transformers:Dark Of The Moon was sublime. Being able to keep up the gravitas with Peter Cullen. #RIPLeonardNimoy
— Nick Gregory (@Nickipedia101) February 27, 2015
No logic only tears, you will be so very missed. #RIPLeonardNimoy thank you for touching my life as you did. pic.twitter.com/bqraWiEhDF
— Trouble (@BlueJay_Cat) February 27, 2015