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Old December 18 2008, 10:10 PM   #1
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Majel Barrett-Roddenberry Passes

Majel Barrett Roddenberry widow of Gene Roddenberry, died today at her home in Bel Air, California.

As reported by Access Hollywood, Barrett-Roddenberry died after battling leukemia, which was diagnosed earlier this year. Her son Rod was by her side.

Majel Lee Hudac was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 23, 1932. After moving to California in the 1950s, she found roles in shows such as Bonanza, The Untouchables, The Lucy Show, Leave it to Beaver and The Lieutenant as well as her work on Star Trek.

Barrett-Roddenberry appeared on the original Star Trek pilot, The Cage where she played the role of Number One. That role was not continued into the series when it was picked up, but Barrett-Roddenberry changed her hair color and became nurse Christine Chapel. She also appeared in Star Trek: The Voyage Home reprising her role. For Star Trek: The Next Generation Barrett-Roddenberry portrayed the Betazoid Lwaxana Troi, mother of counselor Deanna Troi.

In addition to acting roles in Star Trek, Barrett-Roddenberry did voice work, in the Animated Series and she was the voice of the computer for several of the Star Trek movies, including the forthcoming Star Trek XI.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to the CARE Organization or Precious Paws both of which share Roddenberry's love for animals and dedication to animal rescue.

To read more, head to the article located here.

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Old December 18 2008, 10:12 PM   #2
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Wow, I had no idea she was even sick.

I'm so sorry to see she's gone. I had the honor of seeing her in person at the Vegas Con. I also walked behind her from the casino to the elevators. It was the most exciting "celebrity sighting" I'd ever experienced.

She will be missed.
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Old December 18 2008, 10:15 PM   #3
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I wasn't aware she had been ill either

Rest in peace.
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Old December 18 2008, 10:15 PM   #4
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Farewell, Majel. Thank you for all you provided to our shared passion.
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Old December 18 2008, 10:16 PM   #5
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She lived a full life, but it's still sad to hear.


I'll always appreciate her contributions.
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Old December 18 2008, 10:18 PM   #6
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Thanks for the great laughs as Lwaxana Troi.
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Old December 18 2008, 10:18 PM   #7
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This is sad and shocking, especially after learning just yesterday she will be in Star Trek XI. I had no idea she was sick...maybe she didn't want anyone to know.

Star Trek VI was dedicated to Gene. I'm sure they will honor Majel in some way in Star Trek XI. I hope she was able to see the latest version of the movie.
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Old December 18 2008, 10:19 PM   #8
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That's truly a shame. She will be missed.
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Old December 18 2008, 10:30 PM   #9
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That's really sad news.

She was Christine, Lwaxana, and all those voices, but she'll always be Number One.



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Old December 18 2008, 10:32 PM   #10
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This is very sad.

Rest in peace Majel.
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Old December 18 2008, 10:34 PM   #11
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This is so sad. When I heard she got voice duties on the new movie I was so thrilled. I thought it such a nice bit of continuity.

I had the pleasure of meeting her at a con many years ago, even then a jaded veteran of the con circuit, she kept a smile and was great to every fanboy and girl that approached her. A real class act.
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Old December 18 2008, 10:37 PM   #12
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Whoa, that came as a surprise! I found out about this while surfing the web and I was like "Whaaat?"

This is sad. She was HILARIOUS as Lwaxana.

Rest in peace, Majel.
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Old December 18 2008, 10:38 PM   #13
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Such sad news. May she rest in peace--she will definitely be missed.
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Old December 18 2008, 10:40 PM   #14
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Very sad news.
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Old December 18 2008, 11:04 PM   #15
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Whoa. That came as a shock. RIP Majel.
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