‘Aliens’ actor found dead in apartment in Spain

AL MATTHEWS: the star who featured in so many beloved films has passed away. Photo credit: Star-fleet.wikia

THE 75-YEAR-OLD actor, singer and Vietnam veteran, Al Matthews has been found dead on the Costa Blanca.

Matthews retired to the Spanish Mediterranean coast in 2005, living Orihuela Costa, Alicante.

The former United States Marine developed his artistic career in Britain.  His long and action-packed career saw him star in Superman III (1983), The Fifth Element (1997), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) but perhaps most famously he portrayed Sergeant Apone in the 1986 classic ‘Aliens’.


The star, born in New York in 1942, was found dead in his apartment on Sunday.

A concerned neighbour called the emergency services, who discovered his body upon entering the house.

An autopsy will determine the cause of his death.


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