Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols passes away

Actor Nichelle Nichols died on Sunday. Nichelle's son Kyle Johnson announced the news of her death on Facebook.

Actor Nichelle Nichols, who essayed the role of officer Lieutenant Uhura in the 1960s' show Star Trek and subsequent movies died at age 89

 Nichelle "succumbed to natural causes and passed away" on Saturday night, her son, Kyle Johnson, posted on Facebook

Kyle wrote, “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.