Jay Benedict dead at 68 after Aliens star suffered complications ‘due to coronavirus’ – The Sun
ACTOR Jay Benedict has tragically died aged 68 from the coronavirus.
His official website announced the news on Saturday, writing: "It is with profound sorrow that we must announce Jay’s death on the 4th of April due to complications arising from a COVID-19 infection."
The star was famous for playing Russ Jordan in Aliens and also starred in The Dark Knight Rises.
Recently, he had made appearances in Call The Midwife and Downton Abbey as well as Emmerdale.
Jay's management wrote in their obituary: "Jay was born in California, but his family left the United States for Europe when he was a child.
"As a legacy of his itinerant childhood, he is English/French bilingual, and no slouch in Spanish and German, either.
"People meeting him in 'real life' are surprised that he sounds more English than American – but so would you if you’d lived in Europe for 50-odd years (some of them very odd indeed). This doesn’t, however, prevent most casting agents from insisting that he play Americans – which he does happily and, not entirely surprisingly, like a native."
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