by richard rosales

nichelle nichols cause of death

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Nichole Nicholas, best known for her role in "Star Trek: The Original Series," died recently at the age of 89.

She was diagnosed with dementia and treated for it in the 80s.

the cause of death was


She died of natural causes.

Her son, Kyle Johnson, posted on Instagram to announce her death.

"Her light however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration,"

-Kyle Johnson

Nichelle Nichols was born in 1932 in the Chicago neighborhood of Robbins, Illinois.

Her first role in Hollywood was a little dancing role in the 1959 musical Porgy and Bess, starring Sidney Poitier.

She made her TV debut five years later on The Lieutenant, Gene Roddenberry's first show before Star Trek.