By Olivia B. Waxman
Updated: March 2, 2015 3:14 AM ET | Originally published: February 27, 2015

The spirit of Spock will live long and prosper. #RIPLeonardNimoy #LLAP

— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) February 27, 2015

President Barack Obama, whose affect has often earned him comparisons to Leonard Nimoy’s Spock, paid tribute to the Star Trek star, who died Friday morning at age 83.

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