Leonard Nimoy has paid his respects to actress Arlene Martel following her death on Tuesday (12Aug14).

Martel passed away aged 78 after recently suffering a heart attack, according to a post on Facebook.com from her friend Marc Cushman.

The actress once starred alongside Nimoy in an episode of the Star Trek Tv series in 1967 as his character Spock's Vulcan bride named T'Pring.

Nimoy writes on Twitter.com, "Saying goodbye to T'Pring, Arlene Martel. A lovely talent."

Martel was also known for her appearances in Tv shows Hogan's Heroes, Bewitched, Battlestar Galactica and Gunsmoke.