'Star Trek' Actor Jon Paul Steuer Dead at 33

Jon Paul Steuer
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Jon Paul Steuer, a musician and '90s child actorhas died at 33.

Steuer's band, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., broke the news to fans on their Facebook page on Thursday. "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. "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."

The heartfelt post concluded: "We've lost our singer, but far, far more than that we've lost a friend. Rest in peace, Jonny...we love you."

In addition to portraying Worf’s son, Alexander Rozhenko, on a 1990 episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Steuer -- born in Escondido, California -- notably portrayed Quentin Kelly on the ABC TV series Grace Under Fire from 1993 to 1996. Other '90s roles of his included Little Giants and a part on an episode of The Wonder Years.

The actor-turned-singer also opened a vegan restaurant called Harvest at the Bindery in Portland, Oregon, in 2015, but on Thursday, it was announced that the eatery would be closing. 

"Due to an unexpected tragedy, Harvest will be permanently closing our doors," a message posted on the restaurant's Facebook page read. "We thank you for your support and understanding. Jon Paul Steuer R.I.P. There will be a memorial gathering for Jonny at Harvest on Sunday, Jan. 7, beginning at 1:00. You can donate to help cover funeral and memorial costs here."


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