Mumbai, Feb 28:
Indian film celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit mourned the death of Hollywood actor Leonard Nimoy, popular for his portrayal of extraterrestrial Mr. Spock in the sci-fi TV series and movie saga “Star Trek”.
Expressions like “You leave behind a void” and “Thank you for entertaining us” flooded the social media as celebrities took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share their condolence message for Nimoy, who died Friday at his home in Bel Air, Los Angeles.
He died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83, and became an icon courtesy the character Mr. Spock, who comes from planet Vulcan, is hugely intelligent, and impeccably logical, but out of his orbit when it came to being sociable.
Here’s what the stars tweeted about the charismatic icon:
Shah Rukh Khan: The eyebrows…the ears…the Vulcan…just got beamed up for good…& leaves behind a void. RIP Mr. Nimoy.
Madhuri Dixit: #RIP My favorite character “Spock” from Star Trek. He “Lived long and prospered”. Thank you for entertaining us!
Randeep Hooda: RIP @TheRealNimoy U made Sunday mornings smthng 2 look forward 2 #Spock #StarTrek #LeonardNimoy child in me weeps.
Shekhar Kapur: As a generation that grew up on Star Trek, I imagined Dr Spock did not have human frailties like mortality. RIP #LeonardNimoy
Lisa Ray: Live long and prosper. #LeonardNimoy
Shirish Kunder: #RIPLeonardNimoy Did you know Leonard Nimoy was the only member of the original cast to reprise his role in the 2009 Star Trek reboot?
Kunal Kohli: #LeonardNimoy #MrSpock RIP Finest Vulcan we came across
Sophie Choudry: No no no…The greats are leaving us one by one!! RIP #Spock #LeonardNimoy .. #legend #respect #StarTrek
Tanuj Garg: RIP Leonard Nimoy. IANS