John Paul Steuer, who was known for his work as a child actor in Star Trek: The Next Generation, has died. The 33-year-old passed away on New Year's Day. The cause of his death has not been confirmed, according to sources that spoke to Deadline.
In the Star Trek series, Steuer played Alexander Rozhenko, the Klingon son of Worf. His first appearance in the hit show was on the episode, Reunion.
He would later follow it up with an even larger role in ABC sitcom, Grace Under Fire, appearing in 73 episodes. In the show, Steuer played Quentin Kelly, the eldest son of the lead character, Grace Kelly. However, he left the show after three seasons.
Two seasons later, the show was scrapped after being plagued by the star, Brett Butler's substance abuse problems.
In 2003, Steuer left acting and resurrected himself as a popular punk musician in Denver with the band, Soda Pop Kids. He was a permanent fixture in the Portland music and restaurant circuit, deejaying at different places and owning his own vegan restaurant.
Despite leaving acting at a young age and forging an alternative career as a restaurant owner and musician, tributes have been tumbling in from loyal Star Trek fans who remember him from the 90's show.