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Nichelle Nichols

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Nichelle Nichols
Nichols in 2013
Grace Dell Nichols

(1932-12-28)December 28, 1932
DiedJuly 30, 2022(2022-07-30) (aged 89)
Cause of deathHeart failure
Other namesGrace Dell Nichols
Years active1959–2022
Known forLt. Uhura
TelevisionStar Trek

Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Dell Nichols; December 28, 1932 – July 30, 2022) was an American actress, singer and voice artist. She was known for her role as Uhura in the sci-fi television series Star Trek: The Original Series.[1]

In May 2018, Nichols' son, Kyle Johnson, announced that she was suffering from "severe" short-term memory loss as a complication of advanced dementia.[2][3]

On July 30, 2022, Nichols died of heart failure at a hospital in Silver City, New Mexico at the age of 89. [4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nichelle Nichols Biography (1933-2022)
  2. "'Star Trek' Star Nichelle Nichols Suffering From Severe Memory Loss, According to Son". TMZ. May 4, 2018. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  3. "Tragic News About 'Star Trek' Actress And Black Icon Nichelle Nichols". BET. May 4, 2018. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  4. Dagan, Carmel (July 31, 2022). "Nichelle Nichols, Uhura in 'Star Trek,' Dies at 89". Variety.
  5. "Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura on 'Star Trek,' dies at 89". The Los Angeles Times. July 31, 2022.

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