George Takei, Stacey Abrams, More Pay Tributes – The Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood is mourning Nickel Nichols death Who made history for his portrayal of communications officer Lt. Uhura star trek,

Nichols died Saturday of natural causes at the age of 89, his son Kyle Johnson posted on Facebook.

“His light however, like the ancient galaxies now being observed for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from and inspire,” he wrote on Sunday. “His life was well lived and as such a model for all of us.”

Among those paying tribute to Nichols was President Joe Biden, who praised him as a “trailblazer of stage and screen who redefined what is possible for black Americans and women.” His statement about them continued star trek Role,” with a defined dignity and authority, she helped tell a central story that redefined scientific discovery and discoveries. And he continues this legacy by working with NASA to empower generations of Americans from every background to reach for the stars and beyond.

Also remembering Nichols was the team behind woman in motion, a 2021 documentary film that highlights his efforts to help recruit people of color to work for NASA. “Nickel, we will be forever grateful for the opportunity to tell your story and share it with the world,” director and producer Todd Thompson said in a statement. “You entertained us, you inspired us, you showed all mankind how easy it can be to love and respect one another, to live long and prosper.”

Additionally, many people in Hollywood took to social media to express their condolences, including star trek Co-star George Takei. Read on to see her tribute to the actress.

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