René Auberjonois, known to all as Odo of DS9, passes at 79

It’s a sad day for all Trek fans, as the news of René Auberjonois’ passing made headlines. He was 79, and known to all Star Trek fans as the curmudgeon Constable Odo of Deep Space Nine

Auberjonois had quite the career before joining DS9 in the early 1990s, including starring roles on the sitcom Benson and the film version of MASH. Auberjonois also voiced Chef Louis in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and starred on Boston Legal after DS9 (with fellow Trek icon William Shatner). He also lent his voice to video games.

Many of his fellow Trek stars paid tribute after hearing the news: