Aron Eisenberg – Nog in Deep Space Nine – sadly passed away overnight

Sad news to report this morning – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actor Aron Eisenberg sadly passed away in the early hours of the morning.

Eisenberg, who played the Ferengi, Nog from the opening episode of the series right up until the finale, was one of the recurring much loved cast members of the show and his character developed more over the seven years than many main characters in other series.

He was most recently seen in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine retrospective documentary, What We Left Behind where he reflected warmly on his time on the show.

Posting on her Facebook page earlier today Malíssa Longo, Eisenberg’s wife, shared the sad news:

It is with extreme regret and sadness to announce that my love and best friend, Aron Eisenberg, passed away earlier today.

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.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.

His resilience and willingness to learn was and is an inspiration.

We didn’t officially announce that we had eloped on December 28th, 2018. We were hoping to have a big shindig in celebration of our nuptials, but had to wait to save up the money. While, our marriage, on paper, was a short one. Our hearts had been married for far longer.

I will be forever thankful for the time we had to love each other.Five years felt like a lifetime, in the best possible ways.

There will never be another light like Aron’s. The beauty that he was and the legacy he leaves behind is beyond words. I love him dearly and will miss him eternally.

At the moment I’m not sure how to do life without him…

He is and always will be My California.

Colin Polonowski

Updated: Sep 22, 2019

Get involved
Continue the conversation over on The Digital Fix Forum
Aron Eisenberg – Nog in Deep Space Nine – sadly passed away overnight | The Digital Fix