Actress and songster Nichelle Nichols
best known as Star Trek's dispatches officer Lieutenant Uhura, failed Saturday night in Silver City, New Mexico. She was 89 times old.
"I regret to inform you that a great light in the firmament
no longer shines for us as it has for so many years,
her son Kyle Johnson wrote on the website Uhura.com.
"Her light, however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time
learn from, and draw inspiration."
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