Star Trek/Y&R Alum Nichelle Nichols Passed Away! Learn more here--->>
Star Trek icon, Nicelle Nichols has passed away at the age of 89. Her son Kyle Johnson shared the news on Facebook, "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. 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."
Nichols' played as Uhura, in the Star Trek enterprises. She also played Lucinda Winters, Neil Winters (Kristoff St. Jhon) mother on The Young and the Restless in 2016. We send her family and friends our love and condolences.