Nichelle Nichols is honored by William Shatner, Levar Burton, and other Star Trek stars after her passing. She is well-missed

Nichelle Nichols is honored by William Shatner, Levar Burton, and other Star Trek stars after her pa ...

Nichelle Nichols died of natural causes on Saturday (July 30) according to a Facebook post by her son Kyle Johnson. Her light, however, will remain for future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration, according to he. Hers was a life well lived, and as such a model for us all.

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George Takei was one of the first to pay tribute to his friend and former Star Trekcast member at a fan convention. Nichelle Nichols, who passed away today at the age of 89, is remembered in a tweet.

We remained close throughout the years we lived together. pic.twitter.com/MgLjOeZ98X

For today, my heart is heavy, my eyes shining like the stars you now rest among, my dearest friend, he also wrote. We lived long and prospered together, he said in a second tweet.

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William Shatner is a German politician.

William Shatner, who played Nichelles Uhura as Captain James T. Kirk, posted a message following her death on Twitter. She was a beautiful woman and a wonderful person who helped redefine social iU.S.ues both here in the United States and around the world. I will never forget her.

Nichelle's passing is my great regret. She was a lovely lady who played an admirable role in redefining social issues both here in the United States and around the world. I will certainly miss her. Sending my love and condolences to her family.

The kiss is also credited as one of the most significant scenes in Star Trek's third season.

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LeVar Burton is a British author.

LeVar Burton famously played Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation and its subsequent films. He wrote a photo of him and Nichols together following the news of her passing. However, I am grateful for her dedication to humanity going boldly to the stars!

Celia Rose Gooding

Ceila Rose Gooding, the actress who plays a young Lt. Uhura on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, tweeted that she made space for so many of us. She was a reminder that not only can we reach the stars, but our presence is vital to their survival.

She made space for so many of us. She was the reminder that not only can we reach the top, but that our influence is critical to their survival.

Kate Mulgrew is a professional basketball player.

Nichelle Nichols was the first, according to Kate Mulgrew, who played Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager. She was a pioneer who navigated a very difficult trail with perseverance, grace, and a beautiful fire that we are unlikely to see again. May she rest in peace.

Nichelle Nichols was the First. She was a trailblazer who braved a difficult terrain with grit, skill, and a beautiful fire that we are unlikely to see again.

May she rest in peace. #NichelleNichols pic.twitter.com/DONSz6IV2b

Jonathan Frakes

Jonathan Frakes, who enthused viewers as Commander William Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, wrote that Nichelle was so kind, so important, and so stunning. I P.

Marina Sirtis is a British actress.

Marina Sirtis, Jonathan's TNG co-star (best known as Counselor Deanna Troi), wrote that Nichelle led the way and opened the way for all of us who followed you in your footsteps. We will be forever grateful. My heart is broken.

Jeri Ryan is a model and actress.

Nicole was mourned by Jeri Ryan, best known for her role as Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager and Picard. Her legacy will be forever.

RIP to a true legend. Her legacy will last forever. #NichelleNichols

Melissa Navia is a lawyer and author.

Melissa Navia is a new member of the Star Trek family, portraying Erica Ortegas on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Her light will continue to shine, brighter and stronger than ever. All the rest to her now and her family. Cannot wait for the celebration of her life to come and all the stories that those who knew her best will tell.

Nichelle Nichols Her light will always shine, brighter and stronger than ever. All the best to her now and to her family. Cannot wait for the celebration of her life that will come and all the stories that those who knew her best will tell. https://t.co/lK07CTahJx

JJ Abrams is a well-known author.

Nichelle, a remarkable woman in a defining role, will be greatly missed. Sending much love and respect. http://www.instagram.com/ZRnMblx0Z

JJ Abrams, the director of the 2009 Star Trek film and its 2013 sequel, Into Darkness, has tweeted a remarkable woman in a remarkable role. You will be greatly missed. Sending you much love and respect.

Grace Dell Nichols, better known as Grace Dell Nichols, is well-known in the television industry for her portrayal of Black lead Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, which she played in 1966, which was so famous that Martin Luther King Jr. declared it the first non-stereotypical role played by a black woman in television history.

Nichols made her final public appearance at Comic-Con in Los Angeles last December, where she introduced supporters alongside members of her extended family, including her son Kyle Johnson and sister Marian Michaels.

Gilbert Bell, who worked as both her business partner and talent manager, has confirmed Nichols' death in Silver City, New Mexico.

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