Nichelle Nichols dies at the age of 89.

Her son Kyle Johnson informed this through Facebook on Sunday.

He said, “I regret to inform you that a great light in the firmament no longer shines for us as it has for so many years.”

“Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away."

"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.”

“Hers was a life well lived and as such a model for us all."

She is known for her role in the original Star Trek series as Lt. Nyota Uhura.

Many personalities paid tribute to her. She broke racial barriers on stage and screen for Black women.