This is how The Big Bang Theory memorialized Leonard Nimoy

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The death of Leonard Nimoy inspired an outpouring of tributes from across the globe — but The Big Bang Theory, which counted Nimoy among its geek icon guest stars, had an unusually close relationship with the actor. A napkin signed by Nimoy led to one of the sitcom's most memorable scenes, and Nimoy later lent his voice to an episode.

As a final tribute to Nimoy, creator Chuck Lorre used his customary "vanity card," which appears bearing a new message at the end of each episode, to pay his respects at the end of Thursday's episode. —Scott Meslow

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