Aron Eisenberg has passed away. The cause of death has not been released. Eisenberg, 50, was perhaps best known as Nog on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 1993 through 1999. Eisenberg’s wife, Malíssa Longo, announced his death on Facebook on September 21.
Eisenberg, who was born with only a single kidney, battled health problems throughout his life and was twice the recipient of a kidney transplant. Eisenberg underwent his last transplant on December 29, 2015, after a friend saw his post about needing a new kidney on Facebook.
There has been an outpouring of support and sympathy for Eisenberg’s family on social media, from both fans and fellow Star Trek alumni alike. Eisenberg was active on Facebook and Twitter, where a GoFundMe campaign helped raise the funds necessary to pay for his last kidney transplant surgery. A new GoFundMe has been set up to help cover funeral expenses.
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. pic.twitter.com/zbXpAdH5pL
— The DS9 Documentary (@DS9Doc) 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
— Robert Picardo (@RobertPicardo) September 22, 2019
— Penny Johnson Jerald (@PennyJJerald) 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