It is with great sadness that we learn today of the passing of Star Trek Deep Space 9 actor; the much loved Aron Eisenberg!
The diminutive actor had appeared in dozens of film and television projects over the years, but he will best be remembered as his role as Nog, the first Ferengi in Star Fleet and one of the core ensemble characters of Star Trek Deep Space 9.
Aron brought a ray of optimism and joy with him wherever he went and was a fan favourite at conventions due to his unique comedic abilities..
Tributes to the larger than life actor have been coming in via Twitter and on the Official Star Trek website.
Aron had great comedic timing, but was also a serious actor and gave some of the best performances ever seen in Star Treks history as his loveable character of Nog lost a leg during the Dominon War and much praise was rightly heaped on the actor, especially by his peers on the show.
Aron was only fifty years old when he passed away after a short illness, and having only been born with one kidney had spent a large degree of his young life in hospital.