William Shatner abruptly deleted his Twitter account March 12, signing off with a short farewell:
Fans took to Twitter to express their grief:
Vulcan salute. RT @WilliamShatner After much deliberation I've made the decision to leave Twitter. It's not an easy decision.
— katierosman (@katierosman) March 12, 2014
William Shatner has left twitter.
::declares this intergalactic day of mourning::
::cancels all plans for the day::
— PrincessCuppycake (@AdorkableKati) March 12, 2014
Twitter and William Shatner were like soul mates. I'm going to miss his snark so much.
— Miss Riley (@taneshianicole) March 12, 2014
UPDATE: Shatner came back to Twitter less than 12 hours later, saying he "made a mistake:"
Made a bad midnight decision. Pressured by too many things on my plate. In a pique, I quit Twitter. Boy did I make a mistake. My Best, Bill
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 13, 2014