Entertainment: Lieutenant Uhura from »Star Trek«: Actress Nichelle Nichols is Tot

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She revolutionized US television: Nichelle Nichols, who was famous as a lieutenant Uhura in the television series »Star Trek«, died at the age of 89.

  Lieutenant Uhura aus »Star Trek«: Schauspielerin Nichelle Nichols ist tot © Fred Prouser/ Reuters

Nichelle Nichols, who became famous as a communication officer Lieutenant Uhura in the television series »Star Trek«, died at the age of 89. Her son Kyle Johnson said that Nichols died in Silver City, New Mexico on Saturday.

"Last night my mother, Nichelle Nichols, died of a natural death," her son wrote on Nichols' Instagram account. "However, their light will be preserved, like the old galaxies, which are now seen for the first time, to learn from it and be inspired," said Johnson continued.

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for your role as Lt. Uhura in »Star Trek« from 1966 to 1969 they were worshiped by the fans of the series. She also received a lot of recognition that she broke with stereotypes that have largely limited black women to roles than servants.

Nichols often remembered that Martin Luther King Jr. was a fan of the series and praised her role. In 1967 she met him at a civil rights event when she decided not to return to the second season of the series.

2008 she told her in an interview with King: »When I told him that I would miss my colleagues and left the series, he became very serious and said:› You can't do that. They have changed the face of television forever, and thus also the opinion of the people. 'This farsight of Dr. King was like a flash in my life, «said Nichols.

The actress worked as a recruitment officer for NASA for many years and helped bring minorities and women to the astronaut corps.

has recently had a recurring role in the television series »Heroes«, in which she played a little boy's great aunt with mystical powers.

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