“My favorite picture of dad and Nickel Nichols on set,” hey wrote, “The importance of Nickel’s legacy cannot be overstated. He was greatly loved and will be missed.”
Koenig and William Shatnerwho played Captain James T. Kirk, the only surviving member of the original star trek, Neither has commented on Nickel’s death.
Nickel was one of the first black actors to play a leading role on television. She and William also broke the cultural barrier when they engaged in American TV’s first interracial kiss in a 1968 episode star trek,
Apart from George, Celia Rose GoodingWho plays Uhura in new Paramount+ series Star Trek: Strange New Worldsalso paid tribute to Nickel following the news of his passing.
“He made room for a lot of us,” she tweeted, “She was a reminder that not only can we reach the stars, but our influence is essential to their survival. Forget moving the tables, she made it! #RIPNichelleNichols”
Check out more tributes to Nickel below:
Melissa C. Naviawho plays erica ortegas Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Nickel Nichols … Her light will continue to shine. Brighter and stronger than ever. Now her everyone else and her family in peace. Can’t wait to celebrate her life and all the stories to come. She knew that.” She will share the best.”
wilson cruzwho plays Hugh Culber Star Trek: Discovery: “Before we realized how much #RepresentationMatters #NichelleNichols modeled it for us. With her presence and her grace she has shed light on who we are as people of color and inspires us to reach our potential.” Well rest the shining diamond, sky.”
tanny newsomewho voices beckett mariner Star Trek: Lower Deck: “Thank you for giving space to so many of us in the universe. #NichelleNichols.”
kate mulgravewho played Captain Catherine Janeway, star trekthe first woman captain of Star Trek: Voyager: “Nichelle Nichols was the first. She was a trailblazer who navigated a very challenging trail with grit, grace and a gorgeous fire we are unlikely to see again. May She Rest In Peace. #NichelleNichols “
linda carterStars of 1970s TV Shows amazing lady: “Many actors make stars, but few stars can move a nation forward. Nickel Nichols showed us the extraordinary power of black women and paved the way for a better future for all women in media. Thank you, Nickel. We miss you.” will do.”
many visitorswho played Kira Nerys Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: “Rest in Peace Nickel.”
Marina SirtisWho Played Counselor Deanna Troi Star Trek: The Next Generation And its movies: “RIP @NichelleIsUhura. You led the way and opened the door for the rest of us who followed in your wake. We will always be grateful. My heart is broken.”