I don’t really know anything about Andy Hallet, except that his performance as “Lorne” on Angel made me very happy. And although this may be irrational, my instinct is that anyone who could project such a kind soul on screen, probably had a kind soul in real life. And 33 is really far, far too young.
From E Online: “Andy Hallett, who starred as Lorne (“the Host”) on the TV series Angel, died of heart failure last night at age 33, according to his longtime agent and friend Pat Brady. The actor passed away at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles after a five-year battle with heart disease, with his father Dave Hallett by his side.
Hallett, from the Cape Cod village of Osterville, Mass., appeared on more than 70 episodes of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff, Angel, between 2000 and 2004. The accomplished actor was also a musician and sang two songs (“Lady Marmalade” and “It’s Not Easy Being Green”) on the Angel: Live Fast, Die Never soundtrack, released in 2005.”
(Photo via Buffyfest.)