It is with deep sadness that we report that actor Aron Eisenberg died last night. His wife, Malissa Longo, posted the tragic news along with this moving tribute on Facebook.
We don’t yet know the cause of death, but Eisenberg has had two kidney transplants. Friends and family are raising money to help offset the costs of his funeral.
We are raising money to help offset any funeral costs that Aron's wife @Malissa_Longo may incur during this difficult time. Please help by donating. If you cannot donate but would like to help, please share the link.
— Megan Elise (@MeganElise0_0) September 22, 2019
Eisenberg played Nog on all seven seasons of Deep Space Nine, and guest-starred as a young Kazon in the Voyager episode “initiations.” He also hosted two video podcasts about the series, one with Voyager‘s Garrett Wang and Big Brother‘s”Evel Dick” Donato, and another with his DS9 buddy Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko) called The 7th Rule. He was also a talented photographer, and a devoted husband and father.
His friends and colleagues mourned his passing on Twitter.
Aron Eisenberg's wife Malissa wrote a beautiful, moving tribute honoring Aron. It sums up how those of us who were privileged to be his friend feel about Aron. Yes, Malissa, his was a unique light that will never be extinguished. Aron rests now Malissa. May the Lord comfort you.
— Robert Beltran (@robertbeltran74) September 22, 2019
Very sad to hear of the passing of my Star Trek brother Aron Eisenberg. Found this video from @DragonCon 2016 that I took of him doing what he loved to do: entertain fans. I will remember him most for his humor and sharp wit. Rest In Peace Aron. You will be missed pic.twitter.com/H9QBEFQpAD
— Garrett Wang (王 以 瞻) (@GarrettRWang) September 22, 2019
I have lost a great friend and the world has lost a great heart @AronEisenberg 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… https://t.co/Q18yIVeZEe
— Armin Shimerman (@ShimermanArmin) September 22, 2019
As we got out of the car tonight, Armin looked up and saw a meteor streaking through the sky. I believe it was Aron lighting the world one more time. https://t.co/84fLujwcIw
— Kitty Ann Swink (@KitSwink) September 22, 2019
Heartbreaking news. #DS9’s @AronEisenberg has passed away. Aron delt with health issues his whole life but never let that stop him from living it to the fullest. He was a talented actor and a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed. https://t.co/ShMWZbNCy0
— Robert Hewitt Wolfe (@writergeekrhw) September 22, 2019
@AronEisenberg was a friend of mine. Tonight it’s hard to think of anything else except maybe to be reminded that all we have is each other to hold on to, to see us through, to give meaning to our lives. It’s going to be a long night.
— Ira Steven Behr (@IraStevenBehr) September 22, 2019
This sweet spirit. I knew all this to be absolutely true. One of the bravest people I knew. I am devastated. Sending love to everyone who loved him and his family. https://t.co/7VFYFR2qkY
— Nana Visitor (@NanaVisitor) September 22, 2019
Dear Aaron, I will miss our playful spirited bantering and I will miss our deep conversations. I will miss your kind and loving self, thank you for our friendship. RIP. ❤️
— Terry Farrell (@4TerryFarrell) September 22, 2019
Our beloved friend and brother, Aron Eisenberg, has passed away today. Please keep his wife, Malissa, and family in your thoughts and send them all your love. He will be missed more than anything- his heart, his laugh, his smile- and we cherish every single moment we had with him pic.twitter.com/gRurjuIshy
— The 7th Rule: A Podcast (@7thRule) September 22, 2019
Rest in Paradise, Aron. You were a gem amongst a universe full of coal. Thank you for making me feel like family from day one. Conventions will never be the same without you to make me laugh and play pranks on Cirroc… https://t.co/aIxOkpKXiD
— Hana Hatae (@HanaHatae) September 22, 2019
I have just learned of Aron’s untimely passing. I have to catch my breath. Aron was such a pure, sweet soul and gifted artist. He was a dedicated collaborator and friend. My condolences and love to his wife and family.
— Rene Auberjonois (@reneauberjonois) September 22, 2019
Today I shed so many tears for a friend who always made me smile. Our #startrekfamily has lost a bright light. Aron, you touched the hearts of so many with your warmth, talent, humor & incredible spirit. I will carry the smiles & laughs with me always. Safe journey, my friend 💫 pic.twitter.com/8z81gW3CrU
— Nicole deBoer (@Nikki_deboer) September 22, 2019
We are aching and sorry more than words can ever say. Rest In Peace, @AronEisenberg. We will always love you and Nog💔
We love you, Malissa. You are family, and you always will be🙏 https://t.co/yaOXTNbeAy
— Chase Masterson (@ChaseMasterson) September 22, 2019
I am shocked and heartbroken that we have lost this amazing human being. RIP my friend. https://t.co/eowBoATaOz
— Marina Sirtis (@Marina_Sirtis) September 22, 2019
My heart is heavy as I share this. Always smiling, caring and selfless, Aron was always a treat to see. I will miss him. My love to his beautiful family… https://t.co/TQyp7GVgX6
— Denise Crosby (@TheDeniseCrosby) September 23, 2019
THANK YOU, MR. EISENBERG, FOR YOUR HUMANITY INSIDE AND OUT OF CHARACTER. WISHING YOU A MOST PEACEFUL AND PROFITABLE JOURNEY TO THE DIVINE TREASURY OF FERENGI LORE. pic.twitter.com/zytqbHhta0
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) September 22, 2019
'Star Trek: DS9' actor Aron Eisenberg, who played Nog, dead at 50, rep https://t.co/dKZMuWMn1d. Bless his sweet soul🖖🏾
— Jonathan Frakes (@jonathansfrakes) September 22, 2019
— Robert Picardo (@RobertPicardo) September 22, 2019
I had the short but sweet pleasure of first meeting Aron at last year’s STLV. Like many others, I am shocked and saddened by this news. He immediately struck me as a lovely, open-hearted, kind, joyful man. I send my best thoughts to his wife and children. https://t.co/cca1FeK8lo
— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) September 22, 2019
Sweet, sweet Aron. Thank you for your kindness and tremendous talent. Sending love to @Malissa_Longo and everyone who was lucky enough to be touched by this man’s goodness.
— Mary Chieffo (@marythechief) September 22, 2019
I hadn’t heard. 😞I am sorry to hear of this he was young. Condolences to his wife Malíssa & family. https://t.co/uBtzqZK9yM
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) September 22, 2019
Remembering our friend and colleague, Aron Eisenberg, who left us yesterday (Saturday) at age 50. You inspired us with your optimism and your belief in a better tomorrow for all.https://t.co/cvc8ADOJCC
— Michael Okuda (@MikeOkuda) September 22, 2019
Love to all your family and friends and to all the fans who loved you Aron 💔 https://t.co/br7NVVONZl
— Jonathan Del Arco (@JonathanDelArco) September 22, 2019
So sorry to hear this.
RIP, Aron. https://t.co/dvtS2h3zYg
— Jeri Ryan (@JeriLRyan) September 22, 2019
My thoughts are with @AronEisenberg’s family and friends. In the short time I’ve been a member of this #StarTrek family, it became clear what a force Aron was and will remain and how much he is loved by all he encountered. He welcomed us so fully and laughed with us heartily. RIP https://t.co/MbUVuO1nfL
— Wilson Cruz (@wcruz73) September 22, 2019
Aron Eisenberg 1969~2019.
Heartbroken to hear of the young passing of this esteemed member of the Star Trek family from Deep Space Nine. The few times I met him, he was such a huggy, smiley bundle of joy and energy.
May angels guide him home as he boldly goes.#AronEisenberg #RIP pic.twitter.com/aI7ZRz5f9i
— Doug Jones (@actordougjones) September 23, 2019
So sad to hear about the passing of the wonderful and talented @aroneisenberg. Years ago we all had the good fortune to be guests at a convention in Paris together and always enjoyed his company every time I’ve seen him since. Sacre bleu! https://t.co/nRTXYIVkRU
— Mark A. Altman (@markaaltman) September 22, 2019
Such sad news. Aron expertly portrayed one of the most emotional character journeys in Trek. We just lost a kind, talented guy.https://t.co/Sad8YH4jUo
— Mike McMahan (@MikeMcMahanTM) September 22, 2019
— John Van Citters (@jvancitters) September 22, 2019
He was a wonderful human being, taken from us far too soon.
RIP Aron Eisenberg, 1969-2019. https://t.co/ArJNln6U33
— Dayton Ward (@daytonward) September 22, 2019
Just waking up to the heartbreaking news of @AronEisenberg's passing. It was amazing to work with him this year on artwork for @7thRule and I'm so sad he's gone. He was generous, incredibly enthusiastic, and very kind every step of the way. Thinking of him and his family today. pic.twitter.com/FiRrWeQkDF
— J.J. LendL (@JJLendl) September 22, 2019
And now to this #startrek generation, a shock to us all: #RIPAronEisenberg! Heartbreaking, but what a renaissance in recent years with his podcasts & his passion forever preserved now in the @DS9Doc. ❤️ to Malissa and his family—and the Trek/#DS9 family/fans too. #GreatRiver
— Larry Nemecek (@larrynemecek) September 22, 2019
To honour our friend @AronEisenberg
Any purchases made on our Teepublic store for the next 3 days we will be donating any revenue earned to his GoFundMe to help offset his funeral costs.
— Treksphere.com (@Treksphere) September 22, 2019
Aron’s last post on Instagram:
We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Aron, you will be missed.