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Nichelle Nichols, Lieutenant Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 89

Nichelle Nichols, the actress revered by “Star Trek” fans everywhere for her role as Lieutenant Uhura, the communications officer on the starship U.S.S. Enterprise, died on Saturday in Silver City, N.M. She was 89. ...

nytimes.com/2022/07/31/obituar

@dredmorbius I’m curious as to why she was there. It is a tourist town now.

I did get to see her at a Trek/media con in the early 2000’s. Of the original main cast the only actor I did not get to see was DeForest Kelly.

@londubh Apparently her son moved her there in 2020:

Last year, Johnson moved her to New Mexico, where he and his wife live. Johnson declined The Times’ requests to speak with Nichols directly.

latimes.com/entertainment-arts

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