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Nichelle Nichols, who performed Lt Uhura in unique Star Trek, dies aged 89

US actor Nichelle Nichols, who achieved worldwide fame and broke floor for Black girls whereas taking part in Lt Uhura within the unique Star Trek TV hit within the Sixties, has died at 89, her household introduced on Sunday.

Nichols’s son, Kyle Johnson, introduced her demise by way of Fb.

Nichols had a stroke in 2015 and her son stated she died on Saturday, July 30, as she “succumbed to pure causes”.

“I remorse to tell you that an important mild within the firmament now not shines for us because it has for thus a few years,” he wrote on Instagram.

Solid as Nyota Uhura, her character was ready of authority and had a excessive profile on display screen, on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise area car.

“Her mild nevertheless, like the traditional galaxies now being seen for the primary time, will stay for us and future generations to take pleasure in, be taught from and draw inspiration,” Johnson wrote.

Nichols was born in Robbins, Illinois, in 1932 and grew up in Chicago.

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