The sudden death of Aron Eisenberg, who played “Nog” on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, is sparking emotional fan reaction on social media.
Eisenberg died at age 50 on September 21, 2019, his wife confirmed on social media. The cause of death was not clear, but Eisenberg’s passing surprised a lot of people. You can learn more about his death here.
“It is with extreme regret and sadness to announce that my love and best friend, Aron Eisenberg, passed away earlier today,” his wife said, confirming the death and leading off the tributes. “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. 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.”
Here are some of the other reactions to Eisenberg’s death:
Fans & Those Who Knew Eisenberg Declared They Were Heartbroken & Praised His Personality
The DS9 Documentary Twitter page shared a tribute. “We’re heartbroken to share news of the loss of one of our family. Aron Eisenberg was an enormous positive presence in any situation. Forever kind, caring & deeply thoughtful, Aron was every bit as passionate as he appeared on screen. Our love & gratitude is with him & his family,” it read.
A fan wrote, “Absolutely heartbroken to hear of the sudden illness and unexpected passing of #AronEisenberg. He took a one-note joke character on @startrek #DS9 and relentlessly developed him until Nog became *the* shining example of multi-season character development. He was incredible 🖖.”
“Sad, I really enjoyed his reprisal of Nog. In fact, I just played Quark Seven just the other day and had fun!” wrote another.
“Oh dear @AronEisenberg (Nog from DS9) has passed away.”
“I am profoundly saddened to hear of @AronEisenberg’s passing. I only knew him through this digital space. But he was far far nicer than he needed to be. And far more modest than he had to be. His story, both real and fictional was an inspiration to many. Safe travels Captain.”