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Actor Jay Benedict, best known for his roles in 1986's "Aliens," 2012's "The Dark Knight Rises" and the U.K. TV series "Emmerdale," has died at 68 due to the coronavirus.Kristin Tarry, of TCG Artist Management, confirmed the news of his death to USA TODAY Monday. She represented Benedict for the past 20-plus years.

"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," the company tweeted on Saturday.

He leaves behind his wife, Phoebe Scholfield, and sons, Freddie and Leopold.

"Emmerdale" co-star Vicki Michelle shared a tribute for Benedict on Twitter Sunday.

"Shocked to hear one of our most brilliant actors and kind lovely man Jay Benedict has passed. Married to my lovely friend Phoebe Scholfield," she tweeted along with a photo of her and Benedict. "My heart goes out to her and her family at this sad time"

Shocked to hear one of our most brilliant actors and kind lovely man Jay Benedict has passed. Married to my lovely friend Phoebe Scholfield #AlloAllo My heart goes out to her and her family at this sad time #PhoebeScholfield @FreddieBenedict #LeoBenedict #SyncorSwim #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/YJ7nn25ftv
? Vicki Michelle (@vickimichelle) April 5, 2020

Actor David Menkin also shared his thoughts.

"Jay Benedict - one of the greats - passed away today. If you work in ADR, dubbing, voiceovers, theatre or film in London, you know why we're heartbroken; a big voice and even bigger personality has left us," he tweeted.