‘Star Trek’ actor William Shatner and NASA lead Nickel Nichols tribute

tribute from star trek Artists have flooded in since the death of Nickel Nichols.

Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura in the original star trek Series died on Saturday, July 30, at the age of 89 in New Mexico, United States.

His fellow cast members, among others, paid tributes and poured out heartfelt messages on social media.

Late actress best known for playing Nyota Uhura star trek In the series as well as in the film adaptation. She started her career as a dancer and a singer.

Nickel Nichols Tribute

Nickel Nichols (R) and his son Kyle Johnson at Los Angeles Comic Con on December 5, 2021. Nichols died on Saturday at the age of 89.
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George Takei, actor who played Sulu star trektweeted: “I must say more about the trailblazing, incomparable Nickel Nichols, who shared the bridge with us as Lieutenant Uhura of the USS Enterprise, and who passed away today at the age of 89. For today, my heart It’s heavy, my dear friend, your eyes shining like stars now you are at rest.”

He then posted another tweet, featuring a picture of the two, and a caption: “May we live longer and prosper together.”

William Shatner, who played James T. Kirk in the original star trek series, tweeted: “I am deeply saddened to hear of Nickel’s passing. She was a beautiful woman and an admirable character who did so much to redefine social issues here in America and around the world . I will definitely miss him. . Sending my love and condolences to his family. Bill”

Kate Mulgrew, who previously played Captain Catherine Janeway Star Trek: VoyagerHe also praised the late Nichols.

He tweeted, “Nickel Nichols was the first. She was a trailblazer who with grit, grace and a grand fire traversed a very challenging trail we are unlikely to see again. May She Rest In Peace “

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams also shared a message on Twitter, along with a photo of herself and Nichols: “One of my most treasured photos – Godspeed to Nickel Nichols, champion, warrior and tremendous actor. His kindness and bravery won many. Paved way for people. He was always among the stars. #RIPNichelle #Uhura.”

Who was Nickel Nichols?

Nickel Nichols was an American actress, singer, and dancer. He played the role of Lieutenant Uhura for a total of 69 episodes. star trek from 1966 to 1969. Later, she also played the role of Uhura between 1979 and 1991. star trek Movies.

In her time off the camera, she spent her time encouraging and promoting NASA programs to help recruit more diverse astronauts. He did this from 1977 to 2015.

NASA’s official Twitter tribute paid tribute to the actress: “We celebrate the life of Nichelle Nichols, the Star Trek actor, trailblazer and role model who embodied so many of what was possible. She served as some of the first ladies and minorities partnered with us to recruit astronauts, and inspire generations to reach for the stars.”

What was the cause of death of Nickel Nichols?

His son, Kyle Johnson, posted a message on Nichols’ official website saying that he died of natural causes.

The statement read:

“Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, died of natural causes and passed away. However, her light, like the ancient galaxies now being observed for the first time, is for us and future generations to enjoy. Will continue to learn and attract. Motivation.

Hers was a life well lived and as a model for all of us.

I, and the rest of our family, will appreciate your patience and tolerance as we mourn his loss until we are well enough to speak further. His services will be for family members and his closest friends and we request that his and our privacy be respected.

live long and prosper,

Kyle Johnson”

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