Nichelle Nichols has died

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  1. Tom

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    Nichelle Nichols as passed away last night . RIp

    As someone who knew her personally, this really hurts.
     
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  3. Tom

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    From Kyle,


    Dear Friends, Fans, Colleagues, World,

    I regret to inform you that a great light in the firmament no longer shines for us as it has for so many years.

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    Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away. Her light, however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration.

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

    I, and the rest of our family, would appreciate your patience and forbearance as we grieve her loss until we can recover sufficiently to speak further. Her services will be for family members and the closest of her friends and we request that her and our privacy be respected.

    Live Long and Prosper,

    Kyle Johnson
     
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    My condolences to her friends and loved ones. She blazed a trail.
     
  6. KamenRiderBlade

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    May she R.I.P.
     
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    :(:weep::wah:
    Rip..
     
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    :weep:

    She will always be loved and remembered by all who knew her.
     
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    :weep: R.I.P
     
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    She was a pioneer. And there has never been another like her.
     
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    Seemed like a lovely lady. I thank her for her contributions to Star Trek, social justice and RL Space exploration. RIP.
     
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    My condolences to Nichelle Nichols family, friends and fans… to anyone touched by this sad news. Thank you for the memories, you will live on in our hearts and minds.

    I really wanted Nichelle to appear in the next season of Strange New World’s as Uhura’s Grandma too, it was almost like this was being set up. :weep:

    Rest In Peace.
     
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    I hope they can use a photo of Nichelle in that role someday.
     
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    She blazed a trail that lit the way for others to follow, inspiring countless actors, astronauts, and others to reach for the stars. Hailing frequencies open. Rest in peace.:(
     
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    My childhood heroine is gone. I'm grateful for her being in my life as Lt. Uhura. More so that I got the chance to tell her how important she and her character are to me. I'm devastated and heartbroken.

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    This one hurts. Rest in peace amongst the stars, sweet lady. Your legacy will live on forever.
     
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    I had the absolute privilege of being her minder at a signing session some years ago and got to chat to her for a while.

    A lovely, warm, kind, interesting woman and it's probably redundant to point out, an utterly class act.

    Thank you Nichelle.
     
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