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In Memoriam: Al Matthews (1942-2018)

 

Al Matthews as Gunnery Sergeant Apone
in “Aliens” (1986)
Photo © IMDb.com

Who: Al Matthews
Born: 21 November 1942, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 22 September 2018, Orihuela, Spain

Alexander Basil Matthews (November 21, 1942 – September 22, 2018) was an American actor and singer based in Spain, best known for his appearance as Gunnery Sergeant Apone in the James Cameron film “Aliens” (1986). He reprised his role 27 years later, providing the voice of Apone for the video game “Aliens: Colonial Marines” (2013). Matthews’ portrayal of Apone was the inspiration for Sgt. Avery Johnson of the Halo franchise.

He had a role of Master Sergeant 3 in 007 movie “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997)

Our deepest sympathies go out to Mr. Matthews and his family.

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