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Star Trek Aron Eisenberg, who played Nog on DS9, dies

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StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of Aron Eisenberg, the beloved actor who portrayed Nog in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Eisenberg's wife, Malíssa Longo — confirmed on Facebook that he passed away today, on September 21, at the age of 50.

Eisenberg, described himself as "actor, filmmaker and proud father" and was a professional photographer who shot landscapes, concerts, corporate photography, portraits and more. Eisenberg's earliest credits included an episode of the series Straight Up, the TV movie Amityville: The Evil Escapes and the features The Horror Show, Playroom and Beverly Hills Brats, all in the late 1980s.
Really sad to hear, and only 50 years old. He had health issues relating to being born with just one kidney, but I don't think it's confirmed that it caused his death.

Here's a part of one of my favorite episodes of DS9 that featured Nog. He will leave a positive, lasting legacy on millions, even after his passing. Rest in peace.

 
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He had health issues his entire life and had to have two kidney transplants because of a congenital issue. His talent exceeded all of that and shone-through as one of the characters of DS9 on a development to actually go somewhere, taking arguably the worst idea in TNG and giving life and, to borrow from Kirk’s eulogy for Spock, humanity, to the Ferengi.
 
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How time flies...
How old was he at the time they made DS9?

About 25 yrs old.

Nog was one of those nominally humour characters who rises above that and becomes part of the drama of the show. All the Ferengi were like that, and when you contrast with Boxy or Wesley Crusher and it shows that the trope of comic relief can be handled with dignity as a real part of the show.
 
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