Another one of Star Trek’s greats has fallen, as news broke out yesterday that Deep Space Nine actor René Auberjonois passed away from lung cancer at the age of 79. Auberjonois was best known to Trek fans for his role as Constable Odo, a shapeshifting alien who handled security on the station, although he also was well-known for his parts in the movies M*A*S*H and King Kong and the TV series Boston Legal and Benson.
Star Trek Online players gathered in Odo’s old office on Deep Space Nine last night to hold a vigil in honor of his life. Auberjonois’ legacy lives on in the game thanks to his contributions to last year’s Victory is Life expansion.
“We are indescribably sad to hear of the passing of Star Trek legend René Auberjonois,” Cryptic tweeted. “Rene was a light in this world, and we’re so grateful for the time he gave to our game. Rest in peace.”
We are indescribably sad to hear of the passing of Star Trek legend @reneauberjonois. Rene was a light in this world, and we're so grateful for the time he gave to our game. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/66efdBtiFO
— Star Trek Online (@trekonlinegame) December 8, 2019