Leonard Nimoy walked beyond the stars today from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He wasn’t just Spock in Star Trek, a film director, poet, singer and photographer, but also a voice actor that played many roles in quite a few games.
We can also say that he played a relevant role in the growth of science fiction, deeply influencing many of the games we most enjoy.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, many within the gaming industry rallied to pay homage to Nimoy’s memory, from official accounts of developers to Game Directors, from musicians to those that lend their voices to our favorite characters. Below you can see some of the many:
— Mass Effect (@masseffect) February 27, 2015
Heartbroken at the passing of Leonard Nimoy. He was the grandfather of my love for all things science-fiction. — David Gaider (@davidgaider) February 27, 2015
— Konami (@Konami) February 27, 2015
Sad to hear about Leonard Nimoy, but at least he lived long and prospered. Hope I make it to 83.
— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) February 27, 2015
o7 Mister Nimoy, you will be missed. pic.twitter.com/Ah0Bn0LNGP
— EVE Online (@EveOnline) February 27, 2015
Leonard Nimoy, you brought joy to the world. Today we mourn the loss of you. You have been, and always shall be, our friend.
— Star Trek Online (@trekonlinegame) February 27, 2015
Do something kind & wise for someone you love today. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. Nimoy, who showed us the stars. — Champions Online (@ChampionsFFA) February 27, 2015
— Civilization (@CivGame) February 27, 2015
RIP Leonard Nimoy. Thank you for the wonderful job you did playing Spock — John Smedley (@j_smedley) February 27, 2015
*Sigh* Leonard Nimoy passed away. I could be sad and weepy, but I think I’ll raise a glass and watch this instead: http://t.co/WAMrCivjOS
— Aksys Games (@aksysgames) February 27, 2015
Live long he shall, prosper he did. We’re the better for your presence in our culture Leonard Nimoy. — Austin Wintory (@awintory) February 27, 2015
“My Work is done here” – Leonard Nimoy https://t.co/dS2kVpo5hK
— Austin Wintory (@awintory) February 27, 2015
Found my old book of Leonard Nimoy poetry! pic.twitter.com/frUB9M6j6R
— Tim Schafer (@TimOfLegend) February 27, 2015
Rest In Peace, @TheRealNimoy … What a sad day.
— Tal Peleg (@The_Ur_Quan) February 27, 2015
“Change is the essential process of all existence.” – Dr. Spock pic.twitter.com/j9miQbshgg
— Ashley Johnson (@TheVulcanSalute) February 27, 2015
Live Long and Prosper, Leonard. You will be missed.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015