Jon Paul Steuer has died aged 33 [Facebook]
The actor – who was also a child star famous for his role in Grace Under Fire – died on New Year’s Day, according to reports, however a cause of death is yet to be determined.
The 33 year old was the first person to play Alexander Rozhenko in The Next Generation, and started his acting career at the age of three, playing the Klingon Alexander – son of Worf and Ambassador K’Ehleyr – in 1990.
The official Star Trek Online Twitter account paid tribute to Jon, writing: “Rest in Peace, Jon Paul Steuer, the first actor to play Alexander in TNG. You will be deeply missed.”
The star was best known for his role in Star Trek [Twitter]
The role that really catapulted him into the spotlight though, was Quentin Kelly in the television series Grace Under Fire.
Jon went on to launch a music career after his last role in Little Giants in 1994, forming glam punk band Kill City Thrillers, performing under his alter-ego Jonny P Jewels.
He also opened a successful vegan restaurant in Portland – Harvest at the Bindary – which is said to have closed permanently following his tragic death.
His current bans P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S spoke of their devastation at his passing on their Facebook page.
His current band P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S released a statement announcing their devastation [Facebook]
In a statement, they 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.
A cause of death has yet to be revealed [Facebook]
“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.”