According to the website yourcentralvalley.com, Grace Lee Whitney who played Janice Rand in Star Trek is being reported dead. The original Star Trek has now lost another one of its previous cast members, as Whitney’s death has now been confirmed.
The original article initially posted on yourcentralvalley.com had sparked a social media buzz, in which many were wondering whether or not the actress had truly passed away. It was unsure whether or not the report was fact but was later confirmed by NBC.
The original article stated that family reported that the actress had passed away peacefully in her home in Coarsegold, on May 1, 2015. Besides the announcement of death, no other information has been given out. The source did include a short bio which highlighted Grace’s adoption by her loving parents when she was young and her role on Star Trek.
Now, at the age of 85-years-old, the previous Star Trek actress, Grace Lee Whitney, has been confirmed dead. May she rest in peace.
By Crystal Boulware
Update: It has now been confirmed that Whitney has passed away. NBC has the official report which has been added to the sources below. This article has been changed to reflect such.