He arrived at Theta VIII in 2044. Here an artificial environment based on the novel Hotel Royale (which probably had been in the possession of one of the crew) had been created by an unknown alien entity. He lived out the rest of his life in room 727 of the Royale.
His remains and diary were found in 2365 by Commanders Will Riker and Data along with Lieutenant Worf. His diary contained only one entry which explained the situation.