Monday, September 24, 2018

RIP Al Matthews

American born actor Al Matthews was found dead in his home on September 23, 2018 in Orihuela Costa, Alicante, Spain. He was 75. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1942, Matthews had served as a Marine in the Vietnam War. His website states: "I hold thirteen combat awards and decorations, including two purple hearts. I was the first black Marine in the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam to be meritoriously promoted to the rank of sergeant". He was best remembered for his role in “Aliens”, Matthews also played the fire chief in Superman III (1983), a workman in Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981), and General Tudor in The Fifth Element (1997). He returned to the role of Sgt. Apone nearly 30 years later, when he voiced the character in the video game Aliens: Colonial Marines (2013). He appeared as Williamson in the soon to be released Euro-western “The Price of Death.”

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