LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Nichelle Nichols attends the Los Angeles premiere of CBS's "Star Trek: Discovery" held at The Cinerama Dome on September 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
SOURCE: Michael Tran
Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, has died at the age of 89.
Her son Kyle Johnson said Nichols died Saturday in Silver City, New Mexico.