Actor Jon Paul Steuer who started off his acting career as a child actor died on 1 January 2018. The cause of his death has now been ruled as a suicide.
Little Giants were Steuer’s debut film, and he later went on to play the son of Worf in a 1990 episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The 33-year-old actor also featured in the ABC series Grace Under Fire from 1993 to 1996 but quit acting after the cancellation of the show.
According to a report by The Blast, Steuer died from a gunshot wound to his head. Portland Police Bureau spokesman Chris Burley has now said they suspected no foul play in Steuer’s death, reports people.com.
After bidding goodbye to his acting career, Steuter became a musician. His death was announced by his band, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., on Facebook in January.
The post read,” 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.”
Two more celebrities, fashion designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain, committed suicide this year.