Captain Kirk’s Yeoman Rand actress dies aged 85

Grace Lee Whitney, famous for playing Captain Kirk’s assistant in the original ‘Star Trek’ series, has died aged 85.

Her son Jonathan Dweck said she died of natural causes Friday in Coarsegold, California, about 50 miles north of Fresno.

Whitney played Yeoman Janice Rand in the first eight episodes before being written out of the series.