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27-year-old X-men stuntman dies after battle with aggressive cancer

2017-02-23 15:06

Cape Town – 27-year-old stuntman, Trevor Habberstad has died after battling with gastric cancer for over 8 months, Movie Web reported.

Habberstad – whose father and brother are also stuntmen – worked on major films namely American Sniper, Doctor Strange and more prominently two of the X-men films.

The youngster was diagnosed with the rare form of cancer in June 2016 and died on Sunday after the cancer spread to his brain.

Habberstad’s father, Jeff Habbersatd – who was the stunt coordinator for 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past and 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse – bid farewell to his son in an emotional post on Instagram.

He wrote: “My biggest fear in life would be to outlive my child. That nightmare has happened. I spent over 8 months watching my first-born son Trevor fight this horrible rare disease.

“He never complained once, never said “why me”, never gave up, never lost hope, never considered losing as an option. But that disease was relentless. Every time he would start to make a gain, it would change direction and punch him in the gut. And he would get back up and lead the new charge.

“I am so proud. I don’t know how I can live without him, work without him, play without him. I miss him so much.”

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X-Men director Bryan Singer also paid homage to the stuntman writing on Instagram, “Trevor was a #stuntcoordinator in his own right, and would have gone on to become one of the greats. (sic)”

Singer went on to praise Habberstad’s work ethic and gave his condolences to the family.

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