Star Trek Icon Nichelle Nichols Passes Away at 89

Actor Nichelle Nichols, known for her iconic role as Lt. Nyota Uhura on Star Trek: The Original Series, has passed away at the age of 89. The new was confirmed by her son, Kyle Johnson, on the actor’s official social media accounts. Instagram read,

“Friends, Fans, Colleagues, World I regret to inform you that a great light in the firmament no longer shines for us as it has for so many years. Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away. Her light however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration. Hers was a life well lived and as such a model for us all. I, and the rest of our family, would appreciate your patience and forbearance as we grieve her loss until we can recover sufficiently to speak further. Her services will be for family members and the closest of her friends and we request that her and our privacy be respected. Live Long and Prosper.”

Nichelle Nichols was an incredible person, and that was evident to anyone who spent even 5 minutes in a room with her. She will be remembered and missed as a remarkable woman and artist.

by Trek Radio Staff

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