Jon Paul Steuer, a former child actor who starred in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” has died. He was 33.
The death was announced on the Facebook page of his Oregon rock band, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., who wrote, “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.”
According to Oregon newspaper Williamette Week, Steuer died on Jan. 1, but a cause of death has not yet been confirmed.
The musician, actor and restaurateur was born in Escondido, California, in 1984. Apart from starring as Worf’s son Alexander Rozhenko in a 1990 episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” his acting credits include “Late for Dinner” and the TV series “Grace Under Fire.” However, he retired from acting when he was just 12 years old and resurfaced in 2003 as a punk musician in Denver, forming the band Soda Pop Kids.
After the band broke up in 2009, he played with P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. and also opened a vegan restaurant called Harvest at the Bindery in Portland in 2015.
See the Facebook post below.