Actress Yvonne Craig, best known for her role as Batgirl in the 1960s Batman TV show, died Monday, August 17, 2015, at age 78, her family said in statement.
Craig died from complications related to breast cancer that had metastasized to her liver. She passed away at her home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., surrounded by family members, according to a statement posted on her website.
One of her dying wishes 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," her family said.
Despite being in chemotherapy for nearly two years, she kept her sense of humor and drive to fight the disease, her family said. "In the end, her mind still wanted to fight but her body had given up."
In addition to fighting alongside the Caped Crusaders, Craig appeared in several hit television shows in a career that spanned seven decades, including Gidget, Perry Mason, McHale's Navy, The Man From U.N.C.L.E, My Three Sons, Mod Squad, Kojak, The Six Million Dollar Man, Starsky and Hutch and Fantasy Island, according to IMDB.com.
She also famously played Marta, the green slave girl who wanted to kill Captain Kirk in the third season of Star Trek.