The official Twitter account for Roddenberry Entertainment, a production company related to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, confirmed the message .
Through Fontana's use of her Initially, her sex remained veiled for many years, but she was recognized as a TV writing pioneer, starring in Star Trek and starring in various Western shows, The Six Million Dollar Man and Babylon 5.
"I knew Dorothy. She was very nice to me. What a great woman and soul. What a life What a beacon for other TV writers of all kinds That's devastating, "said television writer Jane Espenson on Twitter Oh no DC Fontana is gone I knew Dorothy She was very nice to me What a great Woman and a good soul, what a life, what a beacon for other TV writers of all kinds, that's devastating … https://t.co/ejfpuwJvjD[19459009[-JaneEspenson(@JaneEspenson) December 3, 2019
Fontana wrote Yesteryear, a 1973 episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series detailing Spock's childhood.
Asked what she thought was her biggest contribution to Star Trek, Fontana told StarTrek.com "Primarily the development of Spock as a character and Vulcan as the story / background / culture from which he emerged."