LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Mr. Spock on “Star Trek”, died Friday at the age of 83.
Nimoy’s son, Adam Nimoy, said the actor died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home.
His granddaughter Dani posted a tweet to Nimoy’s official Twitter account Friday morning.
“Hi all, as you all know, my Grandpa passed away this morning at 8:40 from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was an extraordinary man, husband, grandfather, brother, actor, author-the list goes on- and friend. Thank you for the warm condolences. May you all LLAP. – Dani”
Fellow costars also turned to social media to honor their friend.
“Today, the world lost a great man, and I lost a great friend. 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,” George Takei said on his Facebook page.
Many other celebrities took to Twitter to react to his passing.
NASA’s official Twitter account also posted a tweet honoring Nimoy, including a picture from 1976 when the space shuttle Enterprise rolled out of the Palmdale manufacturing facilities and was greeted by officials and cast members from “Star Trek”.
Dani Nimoy also mentioned special shirts will be available at SHOPLLAP.com, and all proceeds will go to the COPD Foundation.