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Majel Barrett Roddenberry passed away

nichipax

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Report this Dec. 18 2008, 6:41 pm

Very sad news!

By T'Bonz
December 18, 2008 - 9:10 PM

Majel Barrett Roddenberry widow of Gene Roddenberry, died today at her home in Bel Air, California.

As reported by Access Hollywood, Barrett-Roddenberry died after battling leukemia, which was diagnosed earlier this year. Her son Rod was by her side.

Majel Lee Hudac was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 23, 1932. After moving to California in the 1950s, she found roles in shows such as Bonanza, The Untouchables, The Lucy Show, Leave it to Beaver and The Lieutenant as well as her work on Star Trek.

Barrett-Roddenberry appeared on the original Star Trek pilot, The Cage where she played the role of Number One. That role was not continued into the series when it was picked up, but Barrett-Roddenberry changed her hair color and became nurse Christine Chapel. She also appeared in Star Trek: The Voyage Home reprising her role. For Star Trek: The Next Generation Barrett-Roddenberry portrayed the Betazoid Lwaxana Troi, mother of counselor Deanna Troi.

In addition to acting roles in Star Trek, Barrett-Roddenberry did voice work, in the Animated Series and she was the voice of the computer for several of the Star Trek movies, including the forthcoming Star Trek XI.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to the CARE Organization or Precious Paws both of which share Roddenberry's love for animals and dedication to animal rescue.

vgrbabe

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Report this Dec. 19 2008, 10:25 am

I'm glad I got a chance to meet her before she pased. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed

Targallian

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Report this Dec. 19 2008, 3:06 pm

Quote (vgrbabe @ Dec. 19 2008, 9:25 am)
I'm glad I got a chance to meet her before she pased. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed

Yes, I too am sad, but feel fortunate that I was able to meet her back in August. She will be greatly missed.

vgrbabe

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Report this Dec. 19 2008, 4:30 pm

Quote (Targallian @ Dec. 19 2008, 3:06 pm)
Quote (vgrbabe @ Dec. 19 2008, 9:25 am)
I'm glad I got a chance to meet her before she pased. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed

Yes, I too am sad, but feel fortunate that I was able to meet her back in August. She will be greatly missed.

she didn't look so good back then in august did she? :(

Targallian

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Report this Dec. 20 2008, 4:44 pm

Quote (vgrbabe @ Dec. 19 2008, 3:30 pm)
Quote (Targallian @ Dec. 19 2008, 3:06 pm)
Quote (vgrbabe @ Dec. 19 2008, 9:25 am)
I'm glad I got a chance to meet her before she pased. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed

Yes, I too am sad, but feel fortunate that I was able to meet her back in August. She will be greatly missed.

she didn't look so good back then in august did she? :(

No, she was definitely in poor health, but she seemed extremely lucid and in good spirits. I, for one, did not expect to hear this news so soon. It is very sad.

vgrbabe

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Report this Dec. 21 2008, 8:11 am

Quote (Targallian @ Dec. 20 2008, 4:44 pm)
Quote (vgrbabe @ Dec. 19 2008, 3:30 pm)
Quote (Targallian @ Dec. 19 2008, 3:06 pm)
Quote (vgrbabe @ Dec. 19 2008, 9:25 am)
I'm glad I got a chance to meet her before she pased. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed

Yes, I too am sad, but feel fortunate that I was able to meet her back in August. She will be greatly missed.

she didn't look so good back then in august did she? :(

No, she was definitely in poor health, but she seemed extremely lucid and in good spirits. I, for one, did not expect to hear this news so soon. It is very sad.

yes, it is sad indeed. But it just shows you the dedication she had to her fans. She must not have been feeling well at all, but she still showed up

WrathOfJon

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Report this Dec. 22 2008, 12:25 am

It's sad. Met her in 95 and was one the most down to earth Trek stars I have ever met.

BeamMeUpScotty43

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Report this Dec. 22 2008, 2:09 pm

:cry:

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