'Aliens' actor Jay Benedict succumbs to COVID-19

'Aliens' actor Jay Benedict tragically passed away after suffering complications from the coronavirus . He was 68 years old.

Its official website announced: It is with deep sorrow that we should announce Jay's death on April 4 due to complications from a COVID-19 infection.

Benedict was known for playing Russ Jordan in the 1986 James Cameron release 'Aliens,' a sequel to Ridley Scott The 1979 science fiction horror classic 'Alien'.

He also appeared in the detective drama.

Shortly after the news of his death broke out, tributes came to remember the actor.

Vicki Michelle, paid tribute to the charming man.

Actor John Challis wrote: The strangest coincidence this morning, on the phone with my brother-in-law and telling him that my old friend Jay Benedict died yesterday.

His management wrote in his obituary: Jay was born in California, but his family left the United States to go to Europe when he was a child. As a legacy of his traveling childhood, he is bilingual English/French, and is not far behind in Spanish and German, either.

People who know him in real life are surprised that he sounds more English than American, but you would too if you had lived in Europe for 50 years (some of them very strange). However, this is not so. prevent most casting agents from insisting that he play Americans, which he does happily and, unsurprisingly, like a native.

Benedict is survived by his wife Phoebe Scholfield and their two children, Leopold and Freddie, as well as their daughter from their previous relationship.