In any event, there's sad news to report today as one of the show's semi-regulars has passed: the always enthusiastic Aron Eisenberg left our world late yesterday for whatever lies beyond.
I caught the news on social media yesterday evening of his hospitalization for critical condition, but the specifics were understandably light. Those who know Aron's own personal journey know that he was born with one kidney, a condition that plagued him somewhat over the years. Though I've yet to read it confirmed on the web that this played into his last days, I think it's safe to suspect as much. Leaving the world behind at the ripe young age of 50 only adds to the pain of this announcement: that's far too young for a young who showed such enthusiasm for life, a lesson all of us could benefit from learning.
Prayers and salutations to those who knew him well, and DS9's little corner of the greater Trek mythology has lost a bit of its luster today.