Nichelle Nichols death: Know about her husband, son and net worth
- Nichelle Nichols died on Saturday
- She was 89
- She has a son named Kyle Johnson
Actor Nichelle Nichols, who is best known for playing communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek television series, died on Saturday in Silver City, New Mexico, at the age of 89, her son Kyle Johnson announced in a statement on Sunday.
“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,” Johnson wrote on her official Facebook page Sunday. “Hers was a life well lived and as such a model for us all."
Nichelle Nichols husband -
Nichelle Nichols was first married to Foster Charles Johnson, who was born in Virginia on January 03, 1917. They share a son - Kyle Johnson, who is an actor. The two got divorced in 1951, the year Kyle was born. Foster died in Los Angeles on October 29, 1981, at the age of 64, Geni.com reported.
Nichols's second husband was Duke Mondy. Though not much is known about him, he reportedly made an appearance in the 1969 television show ‘It Takes Two.' He was also a musician, VimBuzz reported. Mondy featured on the cover of the magazine ‘Jet’ in 1969, alongside Nichelle. They were married for four years and don't have children.
Nichelle Nichols son -
Nichelle Nichols' son Kyle Johnson was born on August 14, 1951. He accompanied his mother to an audition for a stage play as a form of punishment. The director of the play spotted him and cast him. That's how his acting career started. He is best known for his performance in the 1969 film The Learning Tree. He also made appearances in TV shows such as The Fugitive and The Mod Squad. He is also a musician and songwriter. His song, Ready To Receive, was recorded by folk and pop artist Claudia Russell.
Nichelle Nichols net worth -
The actor's net worth was estimated to be $500,000 at the time of her death.