Majel Barrett Roddenberry – The First Lady Of Star Trek Has Died

December 19, 2008

(ChattahBox) — Actress Majel Barrett Roddenberry, the widow of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry and a ubiquitous member of the show’s cast, has died  of leukemia on Thursday at her home in the Los Angeles. She was 76.

Majel nicknamed “The First Lady of Star Trek”, played multiple characters in the Star Trek series: Number One in the pilot, Nurse Chapel in the original series, and Lwaxana Troi in The Next Generation and DS9. She also provided the computer voices on every version of Trek.  She recently finished her role as the voice of the USS Enterprise computer in director J.J. Abrams’ movie “Star Trek,” which is due out in May, 2009, her family said.

Barrett Roddenberry is survived by her only son, Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry Jr. A public memorial is expected to be scheduled for sometime after Christmas.

Reported by: Hot Momma Celebrity Gossip


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