Yesterday it was announced that John Hurt, the actor known in the Alien franchise for playing Kane, the first victim of the face-hugger, has been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer. Hurt, now 75, has said this wont effect his career:
“I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement,” he said in a release to Press Assocation.
He continued: “I have recently been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer. I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team.”
“I am continuing to focus on my professional commitments and will shortly be recording Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (one of life’s small ironies!) for BBC Radio 4.”
We posted this on our Facebook and in our forums yesterday but I felt it was needed on the front page. The staff and community of Aliens vs. Predator Galaxy wish John the very best in getting through this difficult time.