Nichelle Nichols dies at 89

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,

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her son Kyle Johnson wrote on the website Uhura.com.

 "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."

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