|Nichelle Nichols suffered a stroke.|
Famed Star Trek actress who played Lt. Nyota Uhura suffered a mild stroke according to her publicist.
Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Dell Nichols) is an American actress, singer and voice artist. She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting. Her most famous role is that of communications officer Lieutenant Uhura aboard the USS Enterprise in the popular Star Trek television series (1966–1969), as well as the succeeding motion pictures, where her character was eventually promoted in Starfleet to the rank of commander. Multiple novel series have stated that she rose to at least Captain.
Nichols' Star Trek character, one of the first African American female characters on American television not portrayed as a servant, was groundbreaking in U.S society at the time. Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. personally praised her work on the show and asked her to remain when she was considering leaving the series.
The 82-year old actress is undergoing testing after suffering the stroke at her home in Los Angeles.
This happened a few months since breakout star Leonard Nimoy passed away.
We understand #NichelleNichols has been rushed to the hospital. We don't have any diagnosis on her condition but our thoughts are with her.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 4, 2015
No word from jackass William Shatner....
Shatner was slammed by Star Trek fans for not attending the funeral of Nimoy.
World News Today send our prayers to the family of Nichelle Nichols. We wish her well on her recovery. We will keep you informed on her status.