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Jon Paul Steuer's Death Was From Self-Inflicted Gunshot

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By    |   Wednesday, 13 June 2018 08:15 AM

Jon Paul Steuer's death in January that shocked “Star Trek” fans was from a self-inflicted gunshot, according to police in Portland, Oregon.

The former child actor, 33, who starred in "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Little Giants," and "Grace Under Fire," died in Portland on New Year's Day, but his cause of death at the time was undetermined, The Blast reported, adding that the Portland Police Department confirmed the cause was a self-inflicted gunshot.

The New York Daily News reported that a police official in Portland confirmed the manner of death and that foul play was "not believed to be involved." The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office declined to confirm or deny the report of a suicide.

Steuer's death was widely reported at the time, but not the manner of his death. Besides the time factor in investigating and determining the cause of a death, many suicides aren't disclosed because of pressure from families and associates or for insurance reasons.

The Steuer revelation follows the suicide deaths last week of fashion designer Kate Spade and CNN celebrity chief Anthony Bourdain.

Steuer was six when he started playing the role of Rozhenko, the son of the Klingon Worf on "The Next Generation," The Daily News said. He played Quentin Kelly on the sitcom "Grace Under Fire" from 1993 to 1996, appearing on 73 episodes before leaving the show when he was 12.

Steuer also was the lead singer for the band P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. At the time of his death, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. the band posted a Facebook message about Steuer's death.

"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 band said, adding "we've lost our singer, but far, far more than that we've lost a friend. Rest in peace, Jonny...we love you."

Many shared their renewed condolences on Twitter.

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Jon Paul Steuer's death in January that shocked “Star Trek” fans was from a self-inflicted gunshot, according to police in Portland, Oregon.
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