Star Trek Uhura Actress Nichelle Nichols Passed Away, What Was Her Cause Of Death?


Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols passes away at 89 ( Source : Pagesix )

News of Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols who played Uhura in the original series and films of the franchise passing on July 30, has left Star Trek fans in shock.

Only a few months after another Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy passed away, and now, at the age of 89, Nichelle has also left the world, leaving behind her legacy.

Let us learn more about the Star Trek actress who paved the way for more people of color to be in a prominent role in the industry, her family, and her cause of death.

Star Trek Uhura Actress Nichelle Nichols Passed Away

Nichelle Nichols's passing has the world deeply saddened since she was one of the veteran actresses who lived a life of inspiration for others.

Born on December 28, 1932, in Illinois, the actress took her last breath on July 30 at 89. Nichelle was one of the first Black women who starred in an essential role in the industry in a hit series and film franchise.

Nichelle Nichols in the original Star Trek series ( Source : Facebook )

Nichols started her acting career in 1959, and up until 2019, she made appearances at conventions as the original Nyota Uhura in the Star Trek franchise.

The actress devoted her time volunteering in NASA's programs to promote the recruitment of diverse astronauts, including minorities and women.

Her acting skills weres phenomenal, and her efforts to promote and help empower women and other minorities were just as endearing. The news of her passing has the social media site Twitter in an uproar, shocked at the news with condolences and prayers for her family flooding in.

Nichelle Nichols' Husband, Duke Mondy And Son Kyle Johnson

Actress Nichelle Nichols was married to Duke Mondy and Foster Johnson, but both of her marriages fell apart. But she had a son from her first marriage with Foster Johnson named Kyle Johnson.

Her son, Kyle, filed for conservatorship of his mother in 2019 after her diagnosis of dementia. Nichelle's son shared the sad news of his mother's passing, writing,

"I regret to inform you that great light in the firmament no longer shines for us as it has for many years. Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away."

He informed her fans that the funeral services would only be for the family and close friends with heavy hearts.

Nichelle Nichols's Death Cause: Was The Actress Sick?

Old age was the cause of Nichelle Nichols's death as she lived a long and prosperous life till 89 years of age. However, she did have some health complications along the way as she grew older.

A few years back, in 2015, her management announced that the Star Trek actress had suffered a mild stroke and got taken to a hospital for testing and treatment.

After the diagnosis, she got treatment for her stroke at a Los Angeles-area hospital, but in 2018, the actress was diagnosed with dementia.

She stopped all her appearances in public events in 2019 following her health degradation and old age.

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