'Star Trek' actor Jon Paul Steuer's cause of death ruled as self-inflicted

Jun 16, 2018
05:53 A.M.
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Former child star and Star Trek actor Jon Paul Steuer’s cause of death has finally been revealed by the police.


Steuer was a former child star and a musician. In January, he took his own life. News broke out on New Year’s Day, but the cause of death of the 33-year-old actor was unclear.

Recently, the Portland Police finally shared the details of the actor’s passing to The Blast.

As the police dictated, the Little Giants star’s death was ruled a suicide and they declared that the manner of his death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

In the 90’s, Steuer rose to fame and starred in several iconic projects, including Little Giants, where he played the character of Johnny Vennaro, and Grace Under Fire, where he snatched a regular role as Quentin Kelly.


Among the many roles he portrayed, perhaps he was mostly remembered for his role as the young Alexander Rozhenko who is Worf’s Klingon son on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

In January, the actor’s band called P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. posted a touching statement on Facebook announcing the sudden passing of their lead singer, Johnny Jewels, a name they called 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,’ the band wrote.


They also revealed that Steuer had only been a member of the band for just over a year. Despite that, they claimed that they had made many special memories with the late star.

The band did shows in Portland and in other states. They also had a European tour with Steuer.


Steuer, who was born on March 27, 1984, died months before Kate Spade and Antony Bourdain. Although, the recent suicidal deaths brings light to the hot issue that suicide has become a big problem in society.

Perhaps these deaths can bring more awareness that something needs to be done. 

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