Resurfaced ‘Drunk History’ Clip Tells How Nichelle Nichols ‘Literally Integrated Space’

Nichelle Nichols played a key role in helping others live long and prosper. After news broke that the “Star Trek” icon died Saturday in Silver City, New Mexico, at the age of 89, tributes to the pioneering actor flooded social media. One of these salutes was by comedian Ashley Nicole Black, who tweeted that Nichols’ … Read more

Nichelle Nichols, Pioneering ‘Star Trek’ Actor, Dies At 89

Pioneering “Star Trek” Actor and space exploration advocate Nichelle Nichols died Saturday in Silver City, New Mexico. She was 89. Her death was first announced by her son Kyle Johnson on Facebook and later confirmed to Variety by her talent manager and business partner, Gilbert Bell. “Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural … Read more

Nichelle Nichols, Uhura On ‘Star Trek,’ Has Passed At 89

Nichelle Nichols, who broke new ground as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura in the Star Trek franchise, has died. Details of her passing have not yet been made public, but she suffered a stroke in 2015. She was 89 years old. When she joined the original run of Star Trek In the mid-’60s, Nichols became not only … Read more