Aron Eisenberg, best-known to Star Trek fans for his role of Nog the Ferengi on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, has died at the age of fifty.
“It is with extreme regret and sadness to announce that my love and best friend, Aron Eisenberg, passed away earlier today,” said his wife Malissa Longo, via Twitter. “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 pair had married quietly late last year. “We didn’t officially announce that we had eloped on December 28th, 2018,” said Longo. “We were hoping to have a big shindig in celebration of our nuptials, but had to wait to save up the money.
“While, our marriage, on paper, was a short one. Our hearts had been married for far longer. I will be forever thankful for the time we had to love each other.”
Some of those who had worked with Eisenberg on Deep Space Nine took to social media to express their condolences. “I have lost a great friend and the world has lost a great heart @AronEisenberg,” said Armin Shimerman, who played his uncle on the show. “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…”
“Remembering you with love, Aron,” said Chase Masterson, who played the Bajoran Leeta, married to Nog’s father Rom.
“My friend, my pal, Aron Eisenberg, has left us,” said Jeffrey Combs. “Over the years it was always, always a joy to be in his company, to work with him, to play with him, to laugh with him. I admired his courage as he dealt with his lifelong health issues. He was a man filled with passion and love.”
“Dear Aaron, I will miss our playful spirited bantering and I will miss our deep conversations,” said Terry Farrell, DS9’s Dax. “I will miss your kind and loving self, thank you for our friendship. RIP.”
A fundraiser at GofundMe created for funeral and other costs has already hit $20,000. It is currently closed, but if that changes, TrekToday will update this article with the link.
TrekToday sends condolences to Malissa Longo and the rest of Eisenberg’s family.