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AndyHallett

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.
The actor's character on Angel was Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan, or Lorne for short. Hallett's Lorne was a friendly demon, who, when not assisting Angel and his team in the investigation of various and sundry underworld mysteries, served as the host and headliner at a demon bar.
Back in 2001, Hallett told our own Jen Godwin that despite constant flirtation with David Boreanaz' character Angel, and the occasional sly Elton John reference, "We don't really know if he's gay. I don't really know. It's funny, because sometimes he's right in Angel's face, and that's when I feel it the most. And viewers would probably think, hmm, what's going on here? This guy's pretty curvy."
Hallett has spent his post-Angel years working on his music career, playing shows around the country. He had been admitted to the hospital three or four times in the past few years for his heart condition, according to Pat.
Another Angel castmember, Glenn Quinn, who played Doyle in season one, passed away in 2002.
A private funeral service will be held for family and close friends in Cape Cod, most likely over this weekend.

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kokopellinelli
Mar. 31st, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
Aw, that's sad. I didn't really know anything about the actor except for As Lorne, but he was one of my favorite characters on Angel. He will be missed. :(

RIP, Mr. Hallett.
whimsywinx
Mar. 31st, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
I loved Lorne so much! I'm gonna miss him. *cries*
kindredspirit75
Mar. 31st, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
Oh, that's so sad.
ninja_tech
Mar. 31st, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
Wow. That's shocking and sad. He was so young...
hellziggy
Mar. 31st, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
Yeah. :(

BTW, Sunspot. May 2nd. Terminal Bar. :)
ninja_tech
Mar. 31st, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
*perks up* I'm putting it in my planner right now. :D
floppycorpse
Mar. 31st, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
Nooooooo~ I didn't know much about him outside of Buffy, but he acted so wonderfully.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 8th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
Wow
Sorry that he passed away.

I came here in response to your post at joco's comments from the april 1st post. I'm hoping you were just playing along with the joke. If not, go back and take another look. Would be a shame for a good fan to be fooled by such a great gag ;p
hellziggy
Apr. 8th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow
Oh yeah, totally just playing along. :) He can't get rid of me that easily!
(Anonymous)
Apr. 15th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
Numfar! Do the dance of sadness!
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