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Alien/s Concept Artist Ron Cobb Passes Away Age 83

I’m sorry to have to report to you all the loss of another member of the Alien family. The Hollywood Reporter shared the devastating news, where Ron’s wife confirmed that passed away on the 21st – Ron’s 83rd birthday.

Cobb died Monday — his birthday — of Lewy body dementia in Sydney, his wife of 48 years, Robin Love, reported.

Ron Cobb’s influence on the series can be felt throughout Alien and Aliens where Ron designed the exterior and interior of the Nostromo, the iconography, Hadley’s Hope and for you Colonial Marines aficionado’s, the Bug Stomper logo was also Ron’s work!

 Alien/s Concept Artist Ron Cobb Passes Away Age 83

Ron Cobb, seen alongside H.R Giger.

As well as having a huge impact on the look and feel of the Alien universe, Ron had a huge career designing for film working on other classics such as Conan the Barbarian, Back to the Future, Abyss, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.  If you’d like to see more of Ron’s work and learn more about him, you can head on over to his website!

Alien documentarian Charles de Lauzarika shared the following tribute to Ron on Twitter.

Ron is survived by his wife Robin Love, and son Nicky Cobb. The thoughts of the Aliens vs. Predator Galaxy staff and community go out to Ron Cobb’s family and friends. Rest in peace, Ron.



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Comments: 20
  1. Prez
    OH man. Sad, sad news.

    There were two artists who were so critical to my young artistic journey as a young kid in the 80s.... HR Giger was one. The other was Ron Cobb.

    What a legacy he leaves. RIP Ron.
  2. windebieste
    It's 6.45am where I am right now. I got up early, yeah; and this is the first News I see. Then I see 'The Dark Crystal' has been cancelled.

    So far it's been a pretty shit day and I am rapidly believing I should have just stayed in bed. :(

    Damn you, 2020. There's still three months of this shitty year to go. Right now I've more or less had enough and would like to trade it in for a better one.

    -Windebieste.
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