An actress known for her role on the original “Star Trek” TV series has died. NBC News reports that Grace Lee Whitney, who played Yeoman Rand on “Star Trek,” died over the weekend in Coursegold, Calif., at 85.
Her cause of death was not reported.
“Whitney, a recovering alcoholic, spent the last 35 years of her life helping others with addiction problems, often at women’s correctional facilities or the Salvation Army, her family said. They said she was credited with having helped thousands of people successfully complete 12-step addiction programs,” the story reports.
Whitney was reportedly a regular at “Star Trek” conventions worldwide, and published an autobiography titled “The Longest Trek — My Tour of the Galaxy.”