NewsKatherine Johnson, Brilliant NASA Mathematician Depicted In ‘Hidden Figures’ Passes Away At 101 Xaviera 1 year ago share Katherine Johnson, the brilliant NASA mathematician whose life story was depicted in the film, Hidden Figures, has passed away. NASA confirmed the sad news on Monday morning. We're saddened by the passing of celebrated #HiddenFigures mathematician Katherine Johnson. Today, we celebrate her 101 years of life and honor her legacy of excellence that broke down racial and social barriers: https://t.co/Tl3tsHAfYB pic.twitter.com/dGiGmEVvAW— NASA (@NASA) February 24, 2020 The @NASA family will never forget Katherine Johnson's courage and the milestones we could not have reached without her. Her story and her grace continue to inspire the world. https://t.co/UPOqo0sLfb pic.twitter.com/xwnRX9oZoi— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) February 24, 2020 "We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and will go away, but there will always be science, engineering and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics." Katherine Johnson, 1918-2020 pic.twitter.com/Vkp0MgfwtH— NASA STEM Engagement (@NASASTEM) February 24, 2020 Rest in paradise, queen.