- Unfortunate news in the US entertainment world
- The sensitive death of Nichelle Nichols is announced
- The actress rose to fame for playing Nyota Uhura in the Star Trek series.
A new curse? African-American actress Nichelle Nichols, known for having played Nyota Uhura in the famous science-fiction series Star Trek, died on Saturday night at the age of 89, her son announced on Facebook this Sunday, according to information of Eph.
“I am sorry to inform you that a great light from 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 died,” the actress’s son, Kyle Johnson, wrote on Facebook. Rest in peace.
Nichelle Nichols leaves a great legacy
The message was accompanied by a photo of the star that Nichelle Nichols has on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, and on which a bouquet of roses was seen. Her portrayal of Uhura helped break down racial barriers on television by portraying an African-American woman in a position of authority.
Nichols also shared with actor William Shatner (Captain Kirk) one of the first kisses of an interracial couple on American television. They did it in the episode Plato’s Stepchildren, broadcast in 1968, in the midst of the battle for the civil rights of African Americans in the United States.