In the wake of Leonard Nimoy's death Friday at his home in Bel-Air, celebrities remembered the 83-year-old not only as the iconic Mr. Spock character he'd originated on "Star Trek" but also as a great friend.
"I loved him like a brother," longtime costar William Shatner wrote, posting a picture on WhoSay of himself and Nimoy. "We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love."
"Today, the world lost a great man, and I lost a great friend," George Takei said on Facebook. "We return you now to the stars, Leonard. You taught us to 'Live Long And Prosper,' and you indeed did, friend. I shall miss you in so many, many ways."
Takei, who played Mr. Sulu on "Star Trek," later posted a link to a video compilation of great Mr. Spock moments from the show and invited fans to add their own favorites.
Zachary Quinto, who plays Mr. Spock in the current iteration of "Star Trek" movies, posted a shot of his friend to Instagram, writing, "my heart is broken. i love you profoundly my dear friend. and i will miss you everyday. may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."