Star Trek actor Jon Paul Steur has died, aged 33

RIP.

Actor Jon Paul Steur, the first actor to play Alexander Rozhenko in Star Trek: The Next Generation, has died at the age of 33.

The child star passed away on New Year’s Day, although a cause of death is yet to be confirmed, according to the Willamette Week.

After beginning his acting career at the age of three, Jon’s biggest moment came when he bagged the role of Alexander in 1990, who was the son of Klingon Worf and Ambassador K’Ehleyr.

In 1991, he continued his career with a role in comedy series Late For Dinner, before winning greater plaudits with a turn as Quentin Kelly in the television series Grace Under Fire.

Despite his successes, he gave up acting altogether at the age of 12 to pursue music, and played in a series of bands under his new alter-ego Jonny P Jewels.

At the time of his death, he was playing with P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S, who paid tribute to the singer after his death.

“It is with heavy hearts and saddened minds that we announce the passing of our dear friend and singer Jonny Jewels, AKA Jon Paul Steuer”, the band wrote on Facebook.

‘The addition of Jonny to our dysfunctional band family was one of the best choices that we have ever made, and he brought a much needed sense of fun and lightheartedness to everything we did.|”

He also later became a restaurateur, opening popular vegan eatery Harvest at the Bindery in Portland, California.
Paying tribute on Twitter, Star Trek Online wrote: “Rest in Peace, Jon Paul Steuer, the first actor to play Alexander in TNG. You will be deeply missed. “