These are always hard to write, but in this case at least we got to enjoy this star for a good amount of time throughout his stellar career.
For me, the “Star Trek” phenom was a bit ahead of my time and I was firmly Team Star Wars. Nimoy’s biggest influence on my childhood was for his outstanding vocal performance as Galvatron, the upgraded version of Megatron in “Transformers: The Movie,” which remains the only Transformers movie that has my complete endorsement.
This was before it was a thing for notable actors to voice cartoons so Nimoy will always have a special place in my heart for voicing one of my all-time favorite movie characters. And he completely nailed it. He was so perfect in the role I could barely watch post Transformers The Movie” episodes of the cartoon since Nimoy didn’t reprise the voice of Galvatron. Here’s one of my all-time favorite movie moments:
And finally much later, I came to appreciate his work as Spock thanks to the movies — “The Wrath of Khan” remains one of my favorite non-Star Wars sci-fi films and I was especially thrilled to see him in the two recent updates.
Here’s some thoughts from some of his many co-stars:
"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
my heart is broken. i love you profoundly my dear friend. and i will miss you everyday. may flights… https://t.co/WPJmt1X4ox
— Zachary Quinto (@ZacharyQuinto) 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
True greatness has passed. With much love and respect #LeonardNimoy R.I.P.
— Lance Reddick (@lancereddick) February 27, 2015
— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) February 27, 2015
My friend and colleague Leonard Nimoy passed today. A true legend, and a wonderful human being. Sadly missed.
— john noble (@thejohnnoble) February 27, 2015
— The Simpsons (@TheSimpsons) February 27, 2015
And here is what ended up being Nimoy’s final tweet, which sums it up perfectly.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015