Nichelle Nichols’ ‘Star Trek’ family mourns her death: ‘His light will continue to shine’
Hollywood mourns Nichelle Nichols, the star trek actress died at the age of 89 on Saturday July 30. Nichols, whose death from natural causes was confirmed by her son, Kyle Johnson, was best known for playing Nyota Uhuru in the first star trek series and reprized the role in subsequent films.
Shortly after news of Nichols’ death was announced, her co-stars and fans mourned her death on Twitter, where they shared memories and praise for the late actress. After star trek stars like LeVar Burton, Kate Mulgrew and George Takei posted their own kind words for Nichols, plus star trek the family followed suit.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds actress Melissa Navia wrote“✨Nichelle Nichols✨ Her light will continue to shine. Brighter and stronger than ever. All rest to her now and peace to her family. I can’t wait for the celebration of her life that is to come and all the stories that those who knew her best will share.
Celia Rose Gooding, another Star Trek: Strange New Worlds star, shared, “She made room for so many of us. She was a reminder that not only can we reach the stars, but that our influence is essential to their survival. Forget shaking the table, she built it! #RIPNichelleNichols 🕊✨🖖🏾”
The official star trek The Twitter account also posted a tribute to Nichols, writing: “We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Nichelle Nichols – a trailblazer, an inspiration and so much more. She will be deeply missed.
stars outside the star trek The franchise also remembered Nichols. Jason Alexander professed his love for the series, writing in his Twitter tribute to Nichols“My love for the original star trek is deep. Nichelle Nichols has been a glorious trailblazer and ambassador for her show, role and science all her life. And a really lovely person. May she have a wonderful adventure to the final frontier. #ripnichellenichols.
And W. Kamau Bell, who hosts CNN shows United Shades of Americaposted an excerpt from his series featuring a story about Nichols.
Seth McFarlane, family guy creator, also wrote a tribute to Nichols praising his “charm and magnetism.”
Nichols even got a NASA dedication, who shared a photo of herself in a NASA space suit with the message: “We celebrate the life of Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek actress, pioneer and role model, who symbolized for so many people what was possible. She partnered with us to recruit some of the first female and minority astronauts, and inspired generations to aim for the stars.
Check out more tributes to Nichols below, including posts from Stacey Abrams, Colman Domingo and more:
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