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Pioneer Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhuru of 'Star Trek,' Dies

Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, has died at the age of 89.

Her son Kyle Johnson said Nichols died Saturday in Silver City, New Mexico.

Sunday, 31 July 2022

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.
Entwistle · 51-55, M
Shes been beamed up.
braveheart21 · 61-69, M
My condolences and deepest sympathy to the family and friends of a super lady and a star in the fullest meaning of the word..
helenS · 36-40, F
@braveheart21 Yes she's a star now. Somewhere above she is shining on us 😢
braveheart21 · 61-69, M
She broke barriers down in one episode... The first tv inter racial kiss between her and Kirk.... Great actress and by all accounts a great lady.. @helenS
You mean barriers that never existed. Racism hasn't existed in the US since the end of slavery how many hundreds of years ago??
helenS · 36-40, F
@Stargazer89 No racial segregation in public schools until declared unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court in 1954? Rosa Parks, an African American woman, was not arrested and fined for refusing to yield her bus seat to a white man?
@helenS more hating on America comments

And I bet you that all the racial stuff was done by democrats
MasterLee · 51-55, M
Landreau got her.

 
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