'Star Trek' actress Nichelle Nichols, iconic Uhura, dies

He died at the age of 89

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Actress Nichelle Nichols, who played the role of Lt. Uhura in the TV series "Star Trek", has died at the age of 89, her son announced today in a post on the American actress' Facebook page.

"Last night, my mother Nichelle Nichols passed away of natural causes," wrote Kyle Johnson, her son, on Nichols' official Facebook page.

"Its light, however, like the ancient galaxies we are now seeing for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from and draw inspiration from," Johnson wrote.

Source: RES-EAP