August 4, 2020

‘Aliens’ actor Jay Benedict dead at 68 from coronavirus

Actor Jay Benedict, who appeared in “Aliens” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” is the latest celebrity to die from the coronavirus.

He was 68.

“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,” his official website announced.

His agency, TSG, also shared the news “with great sadness,” saying, “Our thoughts are with his family.” No further details were given.

Benedict appeared in a number of major movies, including as Newt’s father in James Cameron’s “Aliens,” and as “rich twit” in the final film of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises,” IMDB shows.

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