Star Trek fans across the globe learned today the sad news of the passing of Aron Eisenberg.
Aron had many roles on TV shows such as ‘The Secret World Of Alex Mack’, ‘Parker Lewis Can’t Lose’ as wells as parts in films and on stage.
To Trek fans however, Aron is best known as the young Ferengi, Nog on Star Trek: Deep Space 9. Nog later went on to be the first Ferengi to join Starfleet and sustained a life-altering injury during the Cardassian War at the Siege of AR-558 where he lost part of a leg.
He also had a part in Star Trek: Voyager as Kar, a young Kazon.
Aron returned to the Trek world as the voice of Nog in the MMORPG Star Trek Online.
A convention veteran, Aron was a fan favourite who loved entertaining the attendees. I met Aron through my work as a Team Member with FCD Events. Aron appeared at two events, the second time bringing his wife Malissa along for the ride. He entertained us all with his stories from the set of Deep Space Nine, talked about his battle with his health and recent transplant and showed us all how humble, caring and compassionate he was.
Aron, together with JG Hertzler (General Martok) were an absolute hit with everyone in attendance at the first event. It was for that reason that they both returned a year or so later along with other actors from Star Trek, Babylon 5 and Stargate.
Aron was also a gifted photographer and was always posting amazing photos to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Below are a few of my favourite photos shot by Aron.
I, along with many Trek fan will miss Aron dearly. His online presence consisted of various social media platforms as well as the 7th Rule podcast which he presented along with fellow DS9 actor Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko). Aron was very interactive with fans and this was always appreciated. This is something that other Trek actors could learn (mentioning no names!!) He was one of the most caring, self-deprecating, humble and loving members of the Star Trek family I have had the pleasure to meet.
Rest in Peace Aron, you may be at rest now but you and your legacy live on in the work you leave behind and in all the souls you encountered and left a lasting impression on.