Jay Benedict 68, the actor who starred in Aliens in 1986, The Dark Knight Rises in 2012, and Emmerdale series has passed away after being diagnosed with coronavirus.
Kristin Tarry, the representative of Bendecit for more than 20 years, confirmed his death on Monday to USA TODAY. TCG Artist Management tweeted about his death saying:
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear client Jay Benedict, who this afternoon lost his battle with COVID-19. Our thoughts are with his family ❤️
— TCG ArtistManagement (@TCGArtist) April 4, 2020
Benedict acted the Newt’s father in “Aliens” and Rich Twit in “The Dark Knight Rises.” Also, he had the role of Doug Hamilton in “Emmerdale,” which has been showing in the UK since 1972. He acted in a series in the ’90s. His death took him from his sons Freddie and Leopold and his wife, Phoebe Scholfield.