Al Matthews: ‘Aliens’ & ‘Superman III’ Star Dies Aged 75

Aliens star Al Matthews dies aged 75

Aliens actor and Vietnam war vet is found dead at his retirement home in Spain

AL MATTHEWS: the star who featured in so many beloved films has passed away.

Matthews died in Spain, in the province of Alicante, according to local news reports published by El Pais.

Al Matthews, the Brooklyn-born actor best known for playing Sergeant Apone in Aliens, has died aged 75.

The Vietnam War veteran retired in Spain in 2005.

A concerned neighbour called the emergency services, who discovered his body upon entering the house. Details about his death were not immediately available, although officials have ordered an autopsy to determine the cause. "I was the first black Marine in the first Marine Division in Vietnam to be meritoriously promoted to the rank of sergeant". A day in the Marine Corps is like a day on the farm. Every paycheck a fortune. "I LOVE the Corps!"

In addition to James Cameron's Aliens, Matthews starred in a number of other genre projects throughout his 40-year career, including Superman III, Tomorrow Never Dies, and The Fifth Element.

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"Yes, I was the only person in the movie not pretending to be a Marine, in fact I taught the other actors how to look and act".

Al reprised the role in 2013 for video game Aliens: Colonial Marines. Mr. Cameron was pleased with my input.

According to IMDb, his last role, in a western movie called The Price of Death, is now in post-production.

Away from acting Al also enjoyed chart success - reaching number 16 in the United Kingdom charts in 1975 with the track Fool, as well as being a member of the band Hawkwind.

He went on to play Benny Green's father in several episodes of Grange Hill, and also appeared in shows like Shelley, The Professionals, the BBC2 Playhouse series and The Comic Strip Presents.

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