Groundbreaking TV actress Nichelle Nichols, who famously portrayed Lt. Nyota Uhura on the unique “Star Trek” sequence, has died at 89.
Her household introduced Sunday on Nichols’ Fb web page that she died from pure causes.
“Final night time, my mom, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to pure causes and handed away. Her mild nonetheless, like the traditional galaxies now being seen for the primary time, will stay for us and future generations to get pleasure from, be taught from, and draw inspiration,” her son Kyle Johnson wrote.
Her household introduced Sunday on Nichols’ Fb web page that she died from pure causes.Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage
Nichelle Nichols as Uhura and William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk within the STAR TREK episode, “Plato’s Stepchildren.”CBS by way of Getty Photos
“Hers was a life effectively lived and as such a mannequin for us all.
“I, and the remainder of our household, would respect your endurance and forbearance as we grieve her loss till we will get well sufficiently to talk additional. Her companies will likely be for members of the family and the closest of her associates and we request that her and our privateness be revered.”