is saddened to report the passing of veteran character actor Stephen Lee, who died of a heart attack on August 14 at the age of 58, according to Variety. Lee played the Acamarian Gatherer, Chorgan, in the season-three Next Generation episode "The Vengeance Factor" and the unnamed alien bartender in the seventh-season episode "Gambit, Part I."

In addition to Star Trek, Lee's almost four decades of film and television credits included War Games, Hill Street Blues, La Bamba, RoboCop 2, Quantum Leap, Babylon 5, Seinfeld, Threshold and Burlesque. offers our condolences to Lee's family and friends.

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