Tragic News About ‘Star Trek’ Actress And Black Icon Nichelle Nichols

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 28:  Nichelle Nichols attends the Opening Night Of "Allegiance" at Japanese American Cultural & Community Center on February 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)

Tragic News About ‘Star Trek’ Actress And Black Icon Nichelle Nichols

This is so sad.

Published May 5th

Hollywood icon Nichelle Nichols who is best known for playing Liutenant Uhura in Stark Trek, is currently suffering from short-term memory loss. Her son explained that the progress is so severe that she requires protection from being taken advantage of.

According to the Daily Mail, the actress' son, Kyle Johnson, officially filed legal documents on Friday nominating four fiduciaries to become his mother's consevators, giving them executive control over her financial and health-related decisions.

Johnson claimed that his 85-year-old mother's ' dementia is "impacting her executive functioning" and makes her "susceptible to undue influence."

"Certain individuals have unduly exerted themselves into Ms. Nichols' life to her detriment," he said.

Despite her current state, Nichols continues to work in Hollywood, with three projects set to be released later this year.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Greg Doherty/Getty Images)

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