Thursday, December 12, 2019

Rene Auberjonois 1940 - 2019

Star Trek fans mourn the loss of René Auberjonois, (the shapeshifer Odo) in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" who died aged 79 on Sunday (Dec. 8)

Rene Auberjonois passed away at his Los Angeles home. He had metastatic lung cancer which his son Rèmy-Luc Auberjonois told the Guardian. Auberjonois' death was confirmed by spokespeople on his official Twitter account.

Since the news, numerous "Star Trek" actors have paid tribute to Auberjonois on

Television delivered big success for Rene not forgetting his films  The Rockford Files to Grey’s Anatomy, Starsky and Hutch to Frasier, he was a regular on three popular and vastly different shows. Trekkers will remember him as Deep Space Nines Security Chief  "Constable" given him by Kira Nerys whom he investigated. Odo had little patience for flim flam wheeler dealers like Quark or criminals trying to pull a scam or break the rule of law, whom he usually caught out with ease by "shapeshifting" into the background. Easy for Odo who waited for his "prey" to make its move while boldly entertaining

Live Long and Prosper, trekkers

Rene Auberjonois was great and as this video shows could laugh at himself.


  1. He will be remembered fondly by family, friends and fans.

  2. That is very sad, I used to like seeing him in films and programs

  3. Very sad to see him pass...

  4. I remember Rene on so much stuff in the '70s, like 'Benson' and as Rhoda & Joe's marriage counselor (a recurring character) on 'Rhoda', but man I loved him dearly on DS9. A loss for us, but I like to think he's now a part of the Great Link again. Rest in peace, Rene.

  5. Oh no, I hadn't heard! He seemed like such a delightful man.

  6. First time I ever saw him in a movie was The Eyes of Laura Mars.

  7. I gasped when I saw this on social media.

  8. Rene Auberjonois laughed when a fan called him a saint, RIP dude we won't forget you.

  9. Funny to think how he used to yank the rubber mask off his face. Fans find it synonymous with him, but I'm sure he was always eager to remove it...Rest in peace, Rene.

  10. He was also the original Duke in Big River, one of my favorite musicals. Interestingly, Brent Spiner played the role on Broadway later in the run.

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