On the 21st of December, 2019, Star Trek lost another of its shining lights with the passing of Aron Eisenberg.
Aron’s wife, Malissa Longo, announced his passing that day with a moving post on facebook, writing:
“It is with extreme regret and sadness to announce that my love and best friend, Aron Eisenberg, passed away earlier today.
“He was an intelligent, humble, funny, emphatic soul. He sought to live his life with integrity and truth.
“He was so driven to put the best he had into whatever work was put before him.
“He lived his life with such vigor and passion.”
The remainder of her post can be read on facebook.
Aron was born on the 6th of January, 1969 in Los Angeles. He started acting at the age of 19, appearing in television shows like Tales from the Crypt, Amityville: The Evil Escapes, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, The Wonder Years, and even the venerable soap opera General Hospital, among many other productions on screen and on stage.
He is, though, best known for playing Nog on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the mischevious, trouble-making Ferengi teenager who grew up to become a Starfleet officer. Aron brought gravity and the full weight of his incredible talent to Nog, featuring in some of Star Trek‘s most powerful and challenging storylines. No DS9 fan will ever forget his outstanding performance in the episodes “The Siege of AR-558” and “It’s Only a Paper Moon.”
As of this writing the cause of Aron’s death is unclear, however he was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2015. He had a successful kidney transplant in December 2018.
Aron was 50 at the time of his passing, and leaves behind a loving wife, two sons, his extended family, and literally millions of Star Trek fans who adored him for his energy and generosity off-screen, as much as we loved him for his portrayal of Nog.
SciFi Regen extends its deepest condolences to Arons family, and mourns his loss alongside the rest of his Star Trek family.
For more information on Aron, visit his Wikipedia page here.