02/27/2015 01:46 pm ET Updated Feb 27, 2015

Celebrities Mourn Leonard Nimoy After News Of His Death

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When Leonard Nimoy died on Friday after living a long and prosperous life, the news of his death hit Hollywood hard. Friends, former co-stars and others who just found the 83-year-old actor to be an inspiration took to social media to express their grief over the loss of a beloved man.

George Takei, Nimoy's friend and former co-star, called into "Andrea Mitchell Reports" on MSNBC to say:

You know, the word extraordinary is often overused, but I think it's really appropriate for Leonard. He was an extraordinarily talented man, but he was also a very decent human being. His talent embraced directing, as well as acting and photography. He was a very sensitive man. And we feel his passing very much, he had been ill for a long, long time. And we miss him very much. He'd been there for a long, long time, and we miss him very much.

Well done, sir. Many thanks for all you gave us. You'll be greatly missed & forever remembered.

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