Jon Paul Steuer, known for his roles on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Grace Under Fire, died on January 1st at the age of 33.
Steuer was famously known for playing Worf’s son, Alexander Rozhenko, in The Next Generation in 1990. After his stint as a child star, Steuer moved onto working as a musician and a restaurateur later in his life. Even though the cause of his death is still somewhat uncertain, there has been an overwhelming response from fans with tributes and condolences.
Jon Paul Steuer’s, also known as Jonny Jewels, death was announced on the Facebook page of his rock band, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. He was the lead singer of the group, and they posted this touching tribute on the page:
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 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 was only with us for a little more than a year, but we managed to cram a lifetime of great experiences into his tenure as our singer: dozens shows at home in Portland and across several states, an amazing European tour, and our best full-length release yet.
We’ve lost our singer, but far, far more than that we’ve lost a friend.
Rest in peace, Jonny…we love you.
Jon Paul Steuer March 27, 1984 – January 1, 2018
The official Facebook page for Star Trek: The Next Generation also posted a tribute to the late entertainer. His restaurant in Portland, Oregon, Harvest At The Bindery, announced that they will officially be closing their doors due to his death. There was a memorial service held at the restaurant earlier today, and fans can continue to donate to help cover funeral costs.