Star Trek: Next Generation actor dies at 33

Jon Paul Steuer who played the memorable Alexander Rozhenko (Lt. Worf’s son) on the American TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation has died at the age of 33.

Although many differed actors played the role, Steuer was the first to play the character. The actor was one of few child actors at the time willing to sit in the make-up chair for three hours a day, to apply the Klingon makeup. However, the actor was not recast as the producers wanted an older person.

Later in his life, he became a musician.

His Band wrote on their Facebook page today, “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


leS ‘uQ’a’ je batlhlIj Heghpu’ neH sto’vo ‘ej qor.

John Ryan