• 'Star Trek: DS9' actor Aron Eisenberg, who played Nog, dead at 50, reports say

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    Actor Aron Eisenberg, who played Nog on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," has died, reports say. He was 50 years old.

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    According to the official "Star Trek" website and Fox News, Eisenberg's wife, Malissa Longo, first shared the news in an emotional Facebook post Saturday night.


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    "It is with extreme regret and sadness to announce that my love and best friend, Aron Eisenberg, passed away earlier today," Longo wrote. "He was an intelligent, humble, funny, emphatic soul. He sought to live his life with integrity and truth."

    She added: "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."

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

    Posted by Malíssa Longo on Saturday, September 21, 2019

     

    StarTrek.com also posted tributes to the star on its blog and social media pages.

     

    Eisenberg, who also appeared in an episode of "Star Trek: Voyager," as well as several other TV series and movies, had been in critical condition at a hospital, Longo tweeted earlier Saturday.

     

    Although Eisenberg's cause of death wasn't immediately clear, StarTrek.com reported that he had a kidney transplant in December 2015.  

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