The agency TCG Artist Management shared the news on Twitter over the weekend in a statement that read: ”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.”
An update on Benedict’s website states: ”It is with profound sorrow that we must announce Jay’s death on the 4th of April due to complications arising from a Covid-19 infection.”
Benedict, a California native who moved to Europe as a child, played businessman Doug Hamilton in several episodes of Emmerdale in 1997.
He also appeared as John Kiefer in Foyle’s War in 2006.
On the big screen, Benedict’s credits included The Dark Knight Rises and Aliens.