Trailblazing actress Nichelle Nichols has died.
Her son announced news of her death on Instagram, saying she died from natural causes.
Nichols played Uhura in "Star Trek: The Original Series." At the time, she was one of the first African American women to play a major role in a television series.
"Hers was a life well lived and as such a model for us all," her son said.
Nichols' acting career spanned decades. She is listed in credits from the 1960s to 2021, and some films are still in pre-production, IMBD reports.
Nichols was 89 years old. Services will be for family members and close friends, her son said.