Actor Aron Eisenberg, best known for his portrayal of Nog in Star Trek Deep Space Nine in the 90s died over the weekend at the age of 50. He also appeared in Star Trek Online, reprising his role as Nog, now Captain Nog. A torchlight vigil was held in his honor by players in Quark’s bar on Deep Space 9.
On the Star Trek Online subreddit, fans shared stories of meeting Aron Eisenberg and talked about the impact he had both on Star Trek Online and on Deep Space Nine.
A GoFundMe campaign was started to help his family take care of the costs of his funeral and any other expenses they may need to take care of. The campaign raised more than $20,000 before it was shut down.
Star Trek Online posted a tribute to Eisenberg saying, “We’ve lost a member of our family today. Rest in Peace, Aron, thank you so much for always brightening our lives with everything you did.”
Though his cause of death has not yet been released it is commonly known that he had suffered from kidney problems his entire life. He was born with only one partially functioning kidney and received several kidney transplants.
Since his death, there has been an outpouring of love and support from friends, Star Trek family, and fans alike. He was a fantastic actor and played one of the most memorable characters in all of Star Trek’s history. We’re sure that the Registrar welcomed him through the gates of the Divine Treasury and it was his fans that lit the pathway to the gates.
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