Grace Lee Whitney of ‘Star Trek’ Reported Dead


According to the website, 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 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.



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5 Responses to "Grace Lee Whitney of ‘Star Trek’ Reported Dead"

  1. Crystal Boulware   May 3, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you all for your comments. The death of Whitney has been confirmed, unfortunately. This article has been changed to reflect the new information received.

  2. Roy Brent Jr.   May 3, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    NBC News has run what appears to be confirmation including quotes from family not in the original KSEE report. See

  3. Timothy Rigney   May 3, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Dudes, she was 85. Get a grip.

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