Nickel Nichols’ ‘Star Trek’ family mourns his death: “Her light will continue to shine”

Hollywood mourns Nickel Nichols, star trek The actress who passed away on Saturday (July 30) at the age of 89. Nichols, whose death of natural causes was confirmed by his son, Kyle Johnson, was best known for playing Nyota Uhuru for the first time. star trek series, and reprized the role in subsequent films.

Shortly after news of Nichols’ death broke, her co-stars and fans mourned her passing on Twitter, where they shared memories and admiration for the late actress. Later star trek love the stars levar burton, kate mulgrave And George Tekis posted your kind words for Nichols, more of these star trek The family followed.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Actress Melissa Navia wrote“✨Nickel Nichols✨ Her light will continue to shine. Brighter and stronger than ever. Peace to all the rest of her and her family now. Can’t wait to celebrate their lives and all the stories that bestowed upon them the best of times to come.” People who know the way will share.”

Celia Rose Gooding, Another Star Trek: Strange New Worlds The star shared, “She made room for so many of us. She used to remind us that not only can we reach the stars, but our influence is necessary for their existence. Forget moving the table, he made it! #RIPNichelleNichols”

official star trek Twitter account also posted a Tribute Nichols, writing, “We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Nickel Nichols – a trailblazer, an inspiration, and more. He will be greatly missed.”

stars outside star trek The franchise also remembered Nichols. Jason Alexander expressed his love for the series, in which he wrote Twitter tribute to Nichols“My love for the original star trek is deep. Nichelle Nichols was a ground-breaker and a prolific ambassador for her show, her role, and science throughout her life. And a really lovely person. May he have a wonderful adventure till the end. #ripnichellenichols. ,

and W. Kamau Bell, who hosts CNN United Shades of Americaposted a clip from their series featuring a story about Nicholas.

Seth MacFarlane, family Guy Creator also wrote a tribute to Nicholas praising his “charm and magnetism”.

Nichols also got shout out to nasawhich shared a photo of him in a NASA space suit with the message, “We celebrate the life of Star Trek actor, trailblazer and role model, Nickel Nichols, who was a symbol of so many people who was possible. He did something partnered with us to recruit the first women and minority astronauts, and inspire generations to reach for the stars.”

Check out more tributes to Nichols below, including messages from Stacey Abrams, Coleman Domingo, and others:

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