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LA funeral held for Majel Roddenberry

Jan. 5, 2009 at 9:07 AM   |   Comments

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HOLLYWOOD , Jan. 5 (UPI) -- About 300 people, some in "Star Trek" costumes, attended the Los Angeles funeral of Majel Barrett Roddenberry on Sunday, E! News reported.

The woman known as the First Lady of "Star Trek" died Dec. 18, reportedly from leukemia, at the age of 76. She was married to late "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry from 1969 until he died in 1991 at the age of 70. She played Nurse Christina Chapel on the original "Star Trek" TV series and also lent her voice to the USS Enterprise's computer in various other "Trek" projects.

Majel Barrett Roddenberry was buried at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills cemetery during a public service attended by family, friends and "Star Trek" fans. Among the mourners were original "Trek" stars Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols and George Takei, E! News said.

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