I remember when I first met Aron in a convention. I could not believe how fun and gracious he was. I have to admit I was very nervous meeting Star Trek actors as they are the kind of people who I grew up watching them through our TV and living my life by. Meeting them in person is always one of those moments I will never be able to prepare for and also never to forget. Meeting Aron was no different in any way. I was shaking a little bit thinking what can I say to him, how can I ask a question that won't make him feel he's answering the same thing over and over again... the moment I said "Hello" to him he looked at me with a smile, shook my hand and he started talking to me. My fear of not being able to talk to him instantly went away and we actually had a really good time. I ended up simply just saying "I really love your work and you are one of my favourite from Deep Space Nine." He said that he really appreciated it. After a few minutes we shook hands and I left with a smile on my face. "I've just met Nog!" :) I was extremely happy, but in reality I've met Aron who was just as friendly as his character. :)
When I woke up this morning and checked my phone I did not expect that the first thing on my display is a tweet that Aron Eisenberg passed away. I'm still not able to process this... It's devastating and it does makes me feel very sad inside. Aaron was a wonderful soul who always took the time for fans and made us feel a part of the Star Trek family. His loss is a devastating news. :'(
Over the years and being a Star Trek fan I grew to understand that being a Trekkie is not just simply loving a TV show, it is being a part of a bigger family. The franchise to me does really feel like my second family and I'm just as grateful to be a part of it than anyone else. Having all of these wonderful characters and wonderful people in our lives is something that I will cherish forever. Loosing one of them does make me feel I've lost a member of my family too. :( I know that meeting Aron once and seeing his work on screen does not qualify me to say "I knew him," however that does not change the fact that I miss him just as much as a part of my own family.
My heart, my thoughts and my prays are with her family in this difficult time. He will be truly missed World-wide, but he will live forever in our heart as wonderful entertainer, an amazing photographer, a very inspiring Ferengi and of the kindest soul that humanity ever encountered. _\\//