‘X-Men’ Stuntman Passes Away at 27

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Trevor Habberstad, a stuntman and stunt coordinator who worked on several X-Men movies including, X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse, died on Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was only 27.

X-Men director Bryan Singer remembered Habberstad as a hard worker.

“Trevor was a #stuntcoordinator in his own right and would have gone on to become one of the greats. His skill, commitment to safety and work ethic was second to none. In my 20-year career, I have never lost a friend/colleague this way. He and his entire family are among the kindest people I have ever met. My heart goes out to them. His passing is the very definition of the word UNFAIR,” Singer wrote on Instagram.

Habberstad was working in Hawaii when he started complaining of pains in his stomach. Doctors initially thought he had appendicitis but later diagnosed him with gastric cancer, his father Jeff Habberstad, told reporters. The family was initially optimistic until doctors told them that the cancer had spread to his brain.

Trevor has worked in several feature films including Doctor Strange, Ant-Man and Passengers. 

#Stuntman #TREVORHABBERSTAD (left), Son of #JeffHabberstad, my stunt cordinator over the last two #XMen films, and older brother of #ShaneHabberstad (right), passed away recently from a rare and aggressive form of cancer at the young age of 27. Trevor was a #stuntcoordinator in his own right, and would have gone on to become one of the greats. His skill, commitment to safety, and work ethic was second to none. In my 20 year career I have never lost a friend/colleague this way. He and his entire family are among the kindest people I have ever met. My heart goes out to them. His passing is the very definition of the word UNFAIR. Trevor appears in a small cameo in #Xmendaysoffuturepast when #Wolverine is being pulled from the water. But his work is EVERYWHERE throughout every film he has done.

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