Jon Paul Steuer, best-known to fans as a young Alexander Rozhenko (Star Trek: The Next Generation), is dead at the age of thirty-three.
Steuer left acting in 1996, and turned to music, singing with a Portland, Oregon rock band. In addition to performing with the band, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., Steuer turned his hand to the restaurant business, opening Harvest at the Bindery, a vegan restaurant, in 2015.
“It is with heavy hearts and saddened minds that we announce the passing of our dear friend and singer Jonny Jewels, AKA Jon Paul Steuer,” said P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. on their Facebook page. “The addition of Jonny to our dysfunctional band family was one of the best choices that we have ever made, and he brought a much needed sense of fun and lightheartedness to everything we did. He was only with us for a little more than a year, but we managed to cram a lifetime of great experiences into his tenure as our singer: dozens shows at home in Portland and across several states, an amazing European tour, and our best full-length release yet.
“We’ve lost our singer, but far, far more than that we’ve lost a friend. Rest in peace, Jonny…we love you.”