Aron Eisenberg, Star Trek Actor, Has Died at Age 50

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Aron Eisenberg, who played the fan-favorite role of Nog in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," has died at the age of 50

According to E! News, the actor's wife, Malissa Longo, shared early Saturday morning that Eisenberg was hospitalized in critical condition, without further explanation. 

Later that night she shared the tragic news to Facebook that he had passed away.

Aron Eisenberg has passed away

"It is with extreme regret and sadness to announce that my love and best friend, Aron Eisenberg, passed away earlier today," she began her post.

"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," the post continued.

"He lived his life with such vigor and passion. He was like a breath of fresh air, because I knew I would always hear the truth from him. Even if I didn't want to hear it and even if the truth was inconvenient."

Aron Eisenberg With His Wife

Longo then went on to explain in detail just how much of an impact her husband had on her life.

"He made me (and still makes me) want to be the best human I can possibly be, because he always strove to be the best human he could be," she explained.

"His resilience and willingness to learn was and is an inspiration." 

Eisenberg and Longo got engaged back in 2016, and it was in her heartfelt message that she reveled they had eloped back in December after the holidays.

"We were hoping to have a big shindig in celebration of our nuptials, but had to wait to save up the money," she wrote. "While, our marriage, on paper, was a short one. Our hearts had been married for far longer."

Aron Eisenberg’s Wife Mourns His Loss

"I will forever be thankful for the time we had to love each other. Five years felt like a lifetime, in the best possible ways," she shared.

"There will never be another light like Aron's. The beauty that he was and the legacy he leaves behind is beyond words. I love him dearly and will him eternally."

"At the moment I'm not sure how to do life without him... He is and always will be My California," Longo concluded her beautiful message.

Eisenberg had battled some serious health issues throughout his life, including the fact that he was born with one defective kidney which stunted his growth.

He was on dialysis until age 13 and underwent a kidney transplant at 17, he also underwent another transplant in 2015. 

Aron Eisenberg, “Nog”, dies at 50

Besides his unfortunate health conditions, Eisenberg went on to play the role of Nog, the first Ferengi to join Starfleet, on the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which aired from 1993-1999.

He later played Kazon on Star Trek: Voyager and he also appeared on shows such as The Wonder Years, Parker Lewis Can't Lose and Tales From the Crypt. 

In recent years, however, he spent his time working as a professional photographer. 

Many of his co-stars and friends mourned his loss, including Armin Shimerman, who played Eisenberg's character's uncle Quark on the Star Trek series.

Aron Eisenberg, from Star Trek, has passed away

"He was a man of conviction and enormous sensitivity and the best of humanity. [My wife] Kitty and I grieve for Aron, his boys, and Malissa. Flight of angels my friend... you will be missed. There are no words..." he wrote.

Garrett Wang, who played Harry Kim on Star Trek: Voyager, posted a video of Eisenberg at a fan convention where he also promoted a link to a GoFundMe page, created to help raise money to cover funeral costs.

Aron is survived by his wife and his two sons, Christopher Eisenberg and Nicholas Eisenberg.

We send our condolences to his friends, fans, and loved ones. May he rest in peace.

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