THE death of former Star Trek actor Jon Paul Steuer has been ruled as a suicide.
Jon played Alexander Rozhenko in The Next Generation saga of the sci-fi favourite.
He also landing the role of Quentin Kelly in 90s sitcom Grace Under Fire before quitting acting.
Also known as Jonny P Jewels when he moved into a career in music and restaurants, Jon died on New Years Day aged just 33.
Thousands of fans and friends wrote touching eulogies after his death was announced.
One Star Trek fan wrote: “Live long and prosper in the heavens” quoting legendary character Dr Spock’s famous saying.
Celeb blogger Perez Hilton said: “Rest in peace, Jon Paul Steuer. So young!”
Jon’s bandmates in the group P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S confirmed his passing in a heartbreaking tribute.
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.
“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.”
Jon was born in California in March 1984 and began his acting career at just three years old.
He played Klingon Alexander – son of Worf and Ambassador K’Ehleyr – in 1990.
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Following his Star Trek appearances he went on to other TV roles before starring in Grace Under Fire.
But the series was shortlived amid an alleged substance abuse scandal involving fellow actor Brett Butler, and Jon quit acting at 12.
Jon then moved into music under his alter ego Jonny P Jewels and later opened a successful vegan restaurant in Portland, Oregon.
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