April 6, 2020 | 10:00am | Updated April 6, 2020 | 11:27am
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.
The California-born actor had moved to Europe as a child and conceded that he sounded “more English than American.” In the UK, he found fame in one of the biggest TV soaps, “Emmerdale,” as well as TV detective drama “Foyle’s War,” and was married to actress Phoebe Scholfield.
His voice was as famous as his face, he conceded in his bio, having provided audio for documentaries, ads and video games.
“The irritatingly soothing voice requesting that you take your seat and switch off your mobile phone is quite probably him: so now you know who to blame,” his bio said of his voice-over work in announcements.