Actor Aron Eisenberg who played the Ferengi Nog on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine has sadly passed away at the age of 50.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ran for seven seasons, from 1993 – 1999. Aron Eisenberg played the Ferengi Nog, son of Rom who was the brother of Quark, who ran the bar. Eisenberg would appear in 47 episodes over the course of the shows seven seasons.
When DS9 began, Nog was working at Quark’s (his uncle) and quickly became friends with Commander Sisko’s son (Jake). Nog’s story evolved and went from a Ferengi you shouldn’t trust to becoming a Starfleet cadet and ending up as an operations officer.
One of the best episodes that featured Nog was the seventh season episode entitled “It’s Only a Paper Moon”. Nog, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and phantom pain following the loss of his leg, decides to take refuge in Quark’s holosuites and convinces Vic Fontaine a 1960s-era Las Vegas singer to allow him to stay in his suite at the hotel for the night, that soon turns long-term.
Malíssa Longo, Aron Eisenberg’s wife confirmed on Facebook that Eisenberg passed away on September 21st.
Several of Aaron Eisenberg’s co-star’s shared their thoughts on Aron’s unexpected passing.
Armin Shimerman @ShimermanArmin
I have lost a great friend and the world has lost a great heart @AronEisenberg He was a man of conviction and enormous sensitivity and the best of humanity. Kitty and I grieve for Aron, his boys, and Malissa. Flights of angels my friend…you will be missed. There are no words…
Nana Visitor @NanaVisitor
This sweet spirit. I knew all this to be absolutely true. One of the bravest people I knew. I am devastated. Sending love to everyone who loved him and his family.
Ira Steven Behr @IraStevenBehr
@AronEisenberg was a friend of mine. Tonight it’s hard to think of anything else except maybe to be reminded that all we have is each other to hold on to, to see us through, to give meaning to our lives. It’s going to be a long night.
Eisenberg’s cause of death was not released.
I just wanted to take a second and share something that in the grand scheme of life is really nothing, but near the end of July (2019) of this year I actually tweeted Aron Eisenberg about the DS9 episode “It’s Only A Paper Moon”. When I sent the tweet I didn’t expect any sort of reply. Mr. Eisenberg surprised me by replying and liking my tweet and for someone who’s nobody on Twitter; I found it a highlight that day.
I’m only familiar with Aron Eisenberg through his work on Star Trek, but hearing of his passing at the young age of 50, saddens me greatly.
We hear at Reggie’s Take send our condolences to his wife Malíssa Longo and their family and Mr. Eisenberg’s Star Trek family. May you Rest In Piece.