Yvonne Craig R.I.P.
(1937 - 2015)
Sadness. T.V.'s Batgirl (and that beautiful Orion slave girl from Star Trek) has passed. Yvonne Craig, known for popularizing the role that we all adored has passed on, she was 78.
Yvonne Crag as Barbara Gordon / Batgirl
On the Official Yvonne Craig Website, a family statement reads the following:
"Having spent time with her over these past months, she made her wishes known to me and made me promise I would pass them along," reads a family statement on her website. "Wish Number One, is that her family, friends and fans would know how much she loved them and always treasured her time with them. Wish Number Two, was that no one waste a moment of their time in mourning for her loss in sadness but instead celebrate the awesome life she had been fortunate enough to live. She felt that she lived a wonderful life and was blessed in many ways.
"She was able to travel the world and see many places. Yvonne spent quality time with those that she loved and was able to accomplish many goals and ambitions that she set for herself. Yvonne excelled in ballet, a film career, a business life, as well as in philanthropic and charity work over the years. She had been able to do this with joy and much laughter and she wouldn’t have changed a thing. Well, maybe one thing and that would have been not to get cancer.
"She had been in chemo almost continuously for the past two plus years since being diagnosed and that had weakened her immune system as well as her body. This didn’t dampen her sense of humor or her spirit, she intended to fight and win this battle. In the end, her mind still wanted to fight but her body had given up."
Batgirl (Yvonne Craig) Ultra-Mix
Marta The Orion Slave Girl / Star Trek (Whom Gods Destroy)