Aron Eisenberg, an actor best known for portraying Nog on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, has died at age 50.
Eisenberg’s cause of death is not yet known.
Here’s everything you need to know.
- Eisenberg Was Sent to the Hospital in Critical Condition Before he Died
Eisenberg’s wife, Malissa Longo, confirmed that he was dead on September 21, 2019.
Eisenberg was sent to the hospital earlier the day he died and was in critical condition, Longo said.
“He was an intelligent, humble, funny, empathetic soul,” Longo said. “He sought to live his life with integrity and truth.”
- He’s Best Known for His Role as Nog on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Aron Eisenberg goes toe-to-toe with Avery Brooks in this memorable scene from "Heart of Stone," demanding that Nog gets a shot at Starfleet Academy. #StarTrek #AronEisenberg
Eisenberg has 26 acting credits to his name, according to his IMDB page. This includes appearances in Star Trek TV shows and video games like Star Trek: Renegades, Star Trek Online, Star Trek: Voyager and of course Star Trek: Deep Space Nine where he had arguably his most beloved role as Nog.
According to the official Star Trek website, the producers for Deep Space Nine didn’t tell him anything of the character including how many episodes he would be called to do.
“I thought every episode I was doing might be my last episode,” he said in a 2012 interview with the website.
He went on to appear in over 40 episodes of Deep Space Nine.
It took about an hour and a half to put on the makeup for Nog, Aron Eisenberg told Red Carpet News TV.
Early in his career, he appeared in the TV series Straight Up, the TV movie Amityville: The Evil Escapes as well as the films The Horror Show, Playroom and Beverly Hills Brats, according to the Star Trek website.
He along with fellow Star Trek Veterans Cirroc Lofton and Ryan T. Husk hosted a podcast called The 7th Rule.
According to his Facebook page, he studied theatre at Moorpark College in Moorpark, California.
He was also a professional photographer under his company, Aron Scott Photography, according to the website.
- He Was Born With Only One Kidney
Eisenberg was born with only one kidney, according to the official Star Trek website. The kidney failed and he went on dialysis at age 14 and had his first transplant at 17 from a cadaver.
He underwent a second kidney transplant on December 29, 2015. Longo set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise $10,000 for the surgery and they made $13,995 from 330 donors.
For his second transplant, he spent four months on the waiting list before matching with a friend named Beth Bernstein, who saw his Facebook post about the need for a new kidney and offered to donate one of hers, according to the Star Trek website.
“She is just so incredibly selfless to give to me like this that words cannot express my gratitude to her,” said Eisenberg in a 2015 interview with the website.
- He & His Wife Eloped
Longo said that she and Eisenberg eloped on December 28, 2018.
They were planning to have a big wedding, but they delayed it to save up on money.
According to the Star Trek website, Longo and Eisenberg were engaged on November 26, 2016 and dated for three years prior.
“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,” Longo said. “His resilience and willingness to learn was and is an inspiration.”
Longo is an actress in her own right, starring in Valor Infinity: The Evander Chronicles and appearing in other TV shows.
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