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'Star Trek's' Nichelle Nichols Suffers Minor Stroke

UPDATE 6/5/2015 9:25 PM PT: Nichelle Nichols' representatives have issued an update on her condition, via Entertainment Weekly: "Nichelle Nichols has had both a CAT scan and an MRI today. The CAT scan came back negative and we are awaiting the results from the MRI. Currently she is awake, eating, in good spirits and able to have full conversations. Her right side has shown minor signs or mobility loss but she is not showing any signs of paralyses.

"We greatly appreciate all of the love and support her fans are showing at this time."

Nichelle Nichols, known for her role as Lt. Uhura in "Star Trek: The Original Series," had a mild stroke in her L.A. home.

Her rep, Zach McGinnis, released a statement about Nichols' condition on Facebook, writing, "Last night while at her home in LA, Nichelle Nichols suffered from a mild stroke. She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was. Please keep her in your thoughts."

In addition to her role on "Star Trek," Nichols, 82, has appeared in other genre shows, such as "Heroes," "Futurama," "Gargoyles" and the "Spider-Man" animated series.

 

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