Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek’s Uhura, Dies Aged 89

Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek’s Uhura, Dies Aged 89

posted on 07/31/2022 20:15

Nichelle Nichols served as Lieutenant Uhura for decades — (Credit: CBS/Disclosure)

Nichelle Nichols served as Lieutenant Uhura for decades — (Credit: CBS/Disclosure)

Linking generations of fans, longlasting inspiration and life in galaxies to the death of his mother (actress Nichelle Nichols), the star’s son Kyle took to Facebook to announce the death of one of the most popular interpreters of the character on the original version of Star Trek . Her death was this Sunday (July 31st) at the age of 89. “I’m sorry to report that a beautiful light in the sky doesn’t shine for us like it has for so many years,” Kyle described.

Not only did Kyle quote the phrase that the crew of the famous Enterprise forever identified “Live long and prosper” but also reported that the death was due to natural causes. He added, “It was a life well lived and one that serves as an example to all.” The family did not provide details of the funeral and asked for privacy. She added that the ceremony would be limited to family members and very close friends.

Nichelle Nichols played Lieutenant Nyota Uhura for decades, at the center of the outstanding adventures of characters such as Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Doctor Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and Sulu (George Takei). For three seasons, between 1966 and 1969, Nichelle was identified by the character, still recurring in six feature films made between 1979 and 1991.

In 2015, a stroke struck the star’s health, who had to live with sclerosis. Not only did the actress play a major role in the maneuvers of the Enterprise, but she marked an era alongside William Shatner by breaking down barriers on American television and starring in the first interracial kiss in a television series, before the libertarian 1970s. .