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Aliens Actor Trevor Steedman Dies Age 62

I’m very sad to report Trevor Steedman has died yesterday, aged 62 years old. Trevor first suffered a stroke two years ago and suffered another serious one a week ago. He never regained consciousness and died in hospital yesterday.

Trevor is best remembered in the community for playing marine Private Wierzbowski in James Cameron’s Aliens movie. Wierzbowski met his untimely end when he was attacked by a Xenomorph during the battle in the Atmosphere Processor. Trevor began his career in the 1980’s as an actor and stunt performer appearing in movies such as Snatch, Children of Men, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and some films in the James Bond series.

Trevor Steedman in Alien Encounters - Superior Fan Firepower. Aliens Actor Trevor Steedman Dies Age 62

Trevor Steedman in Aliens Encounters – Superior Fan Firepower.

Trevor has been very active in the Aliens fan community, frequently going to conventions around the UK. He was very good supporter of the United Kingdom Colonial Marines costuming group. The actor most recently appeared in the 2016’s Last Flight of the Freya. He also appeared in the 2012 fan film, Aliens Epilogue, and provided the narration for the upcoming documentary Aliens Encounters – Superior Fan Power.

We had the pleasure of chatting to Trevor for the AvPGalaxy podcast back in 2012. The thoughts of the Aliens vs. Predator Galaxy staff and community go out to Trevor Steedman’s family and friends. R.I.P. Trevor.

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  1. Spooky799kil
    RIP Trevor Steedman. Loved your work in Children of Men too! That part where you got hit in the face is still one of the most convincing stunts I have ever seen.

    RIP Trevor Steedman. Loved your work in Children of Men too! That part where you got hit in the face is still one of the most convincing stunts I have ever seen.
  2. Corporal Hicks
    It was a real honour to have him on the show. Really wonderful guy. I really wish I hadn't been so nervous back then (I actually say at the start when we're all saying hi, "I'm not good, thanks!") but he told some great stories and was a pleasure to speak too. I keep meaning to transcribe the interview and upload it as a written one.
  3. Hudson
    Deeply saddened to hear this and regret that I was unable to meet the man in person. I much enjoyed his appearance on the podcast, his roll in the fan film, and have been looking forward to seeing him in Alien Encounters for some time now. Hopefully sooner than later.

    I still remember in my younger days first discovering through whatever means available at the time (probably Alien Encyclopedia) that there were two other marines in the background of Aliens, Crowe and Wierzbowski. I still find it fun to play a version of Where's Waldo during the first half of the movie by trying to spot all their appearances. I think my favorite Ski moment has to be when Gorman walks out of the briefing, for a split second you can see Wierzbowski's hand flipping him off at the edge of the screen right when Crowe puts the blue hat on.

    RIP mate, and cheers to a great legacy.
  4. Sagit
    Everything Perfect-Organism wrote is true. I'm polish and i confirm that Wierzbowski must have been of polish descent.
    Actually when I think of it we have many names with "Willow: in it: Wierzbowski, Wierzbicki, Wierzba...

    I remember watching Aliens as kid and during a scene showing all the marines cam feeds, my mother asked: "There are polish marines in this movie?" I said: " Well one of them is". She replied: "Oh that is nice", and watched the whole movie with me. She hates sci-fi but patriotism did its part ;)

    So I'll write this in polish: Świeć Panie nad jego duszą.
    It;s our "Rest in peace" and literally: "Lord shine over his soul"
  5. Perfect-Organism
    Wierzbowski is a common Polish name.  It comes from the word "wierzba" which means "willow tree".  So Wierzbowski means "Of the Willow".

    It is pronounced:


    That's a soft "g" like the French name Gilles...
  6. PRJ_since1990
    That is so tragic. We've lost another. I never had the pleasure of meeting him. RIP Mr. Steedman. God bless you. It really pains me to hear how involved he was with the community, he really enjoyed meeting the fans and being a part of the fandom.

    Hey NECA toys, if you're reading this, I think we need to get a commemorative Wierzbowski figure with some of the proceeds going to his family.
  7. Corporal Hicks
    I am absolutely gutted. I had the pleasure of meeting him several times and we even had him on the podcast back in the early days. Trevor was an absolute gent of a man. He absolutely loved his fans. I'm so sad to wake up to this news. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.   :'(
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