It is with sadness that I have to report that Weston Osche, the author behind the Alien novels Alien: Infiltrator and Aliens vs. Predators: Rift War, as well as the short stories Zero to Hero and May Blood Pave My Way Home, has passed away at age 58. Weston had been fighting a number of health issues over the last several years.
His wife and fellow Alien author Yvonne Navarro shared the news of Weston’s death on Facebook on the 18th of November.
Many of Weston’s contemporaries and fellow Alien authors have shared tributes to him on social media.
I know I have a weird way of grieving- not understandable to most – but I am grieving the loss of my friend @westonochse, & my heart hurts for @YvonneNavarro. Wes will be missed & remembered for the strong, funny, loyal, talented, generous, brave man that he was here & is There.
— Mary SanGiovanni (@marysangiovanni) November 19, 2023
Weston Ochse’s last couple of years were a fight he didn’t back down from, just like every other fight he faced. I’m glad he’s free of pain now, and I’ll type some longer thoughts later. It was a helluva ride, brother. See you on the other side. Tell everyone I said hi. pic.twitter.com/4iZjWe5t8x
— BrianKeene (Active On Bluesky. Updates Only Here.) (@BrianKeene) November 18, 2023
I just learned that my dear friend and co-author Weston Ochse has died. He had been fighting a series of intense health issues over the last few years. Please keep his wife, Yvonne Navarro in your thoughts. Rest in peace, my brother. We love you. pic.twitter.com/zCVzxWE5Ag
— Jonathan Maberry (@JonathanMaberry) November 18, 2023
The thoughts of the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy staff and community go out to Weston’s family and friends. Rest in Peace, Weston.