'Aliens' star Al Matthews found dead at retirement home in Spain at the age of 75

Al Matthews, who played Gunnery Sergeant Apone in 'Aliens', was found dead at the resort of La Zenia in southern Spain's Costa Blanca on Saturday night

'Aliens' actor Al Matthews was found dead at his retirement home in Spain on Sunday morning. He was 75. The Vietnam war veteran who had spent most of the time working in the UK was found dead in his bed by a neighbor. The reason behind his death is still unknown but the postmortem is expected to show that his death was by natural causes. 

The 75-year-old actor had served with the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. His body was discovered in the resort of La Zenia in southern Spain's Costa Blanca on Saturday night at about 10.30 pm.

Al as Gunnery Sergeant Apone in James Cameron's 1986 film 'Aliens' (IMDb)

The actor, who had moved to Spain from the United Kingdom several years ago, is best known for his character Gunnery Sergeant Apone in James Cameron's 1986 film 'Aliens'.

He reprisised his role 27 years later in 2013 when he lent his voice as Apone for the video game 'Aliens: Colonial Marines'. 

Al talks about his record collection (YouTube)

He also had a music career, his 1975 hit 'Fool' reached number 16 in the UK charts. The actor also was the proud owner of 13 combat awards and decorations including two Purple Hearts.

The actor has starred in films like 'Superman III', 'The Fifth Element', 'Tomorrow Never Dies' and Burt Reynolds' movie 'Rough Cut', and his latest film 'The Price of Death' is currently in post-production.