The star was best known for his role as half-human, half-Vulcan science officer Spock
Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy has been buried in Los Angeles in a small, private funeral.
Nimoy, 83, died on Friday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which is often caused by smoking.
It is Jewish tradition for the dead to be buried within 24 hours but, as the practice is forbidden on a Saturday, the actor was laid to rest at 09:00 PST (17:00 GMT) on Sunday.
However, his Star Trek co-star William Shatner was unable to attend.
“I feel really awful,” tweeted the actor, who was committed to attend a Red Cross ball in Florida on Saturday night and could not fly back in time for the service.
“Here I am doing charity work and one of my dearest friends is being buried.”
The star, also 83, received criticism for not rearranging his plans, but defended his decision online.
“I chose to honour a commitment I made months ago to appear at a charitable fundraiser. A lot of money was raised,” he said. “So here I am; tell me off.”
He added that his daughters Melanie and Lisabeth would attend the funeral.
Speaking at the Red Cross ball, the actor, who played Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek series, paid tribute to his former co-star.
“He had a good, long life,” Shatner told Local 10 news. “He did a lot of things. He inspired a lot of people. He was loved by a lot of people and he loved a lot of people.”
“It’s sad that you have to be reminded that life is that short.”
Shatner starred alongside Nimoy in the Star Trek television show, animated series and six feature films
Source:: BBC Entertainment