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Zachary Quinto Pays Tribute To His Spock Predecessor Leonard Nimoy

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04:  Actors Leonard Nimoy (L) and Zachary Quinto attend the Sundance Institute New York Benefit 2014 at S
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Actors Leonard Nimoy (L) and Zachary Quinto attend the Sundance Institute New York Benefit 2014 at Stage 37 on June 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage)

The younger Spock has joined the chorus of condolences for Leonard Nimoy. Zachary Quinto, who portrayed the "Star Trek" character Nimoy made famous in two movies directed by J.J. Abrams, posted a shot of his predecessor on Instagram alongside a heartfelt caption that quotes "Hamlet" and mourns the loss of his "dear friend."


Quinto and Nimoy made regular appearances together once the 37-year-old actor was cast as Spock. The duo did press ahead of 2009's "Star Trek," appearing at San Diego Comic-Con and on talk shows. Quinto, Nimoy and Chris Pine popped up during "Weekend Update" on a Justin Timbelake-hosted episode of "Saturday Night Live" the same year. Nimoy also cameoed in the first "Star Trek," and he and Quinto co-starred in a car commercial in 2013.

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