Monday, March 30, 2009

RIP Andy Hallett



I was saddened to hear tonight that Andy Hallett, best known to genre fans as Lorne on Angel, passed away from heart failure at the age of 33 yesterday. I know he'd been having problems with an enlarged heart during the last season of Angel, which is why he featured less in that season. When I last spoke to him in 2004, he was not well at the time. My condolences go out to his family.

8 comments:

fb said...

i was just about to mail this to you.

i met andy hallett at torontotrek several years ago, he was doing autographs. he seemed to really thrive in that environment and really enjoyed the experience of interacting with his fans.

very sad ... i had no idea he was even sick. :(

Hunter said...

I was shocked to read this a few moments ago. I was completely out of the loop and never realized he was having heart problems. This is unbelievably sad. He was only 33. He did good work on "Angel" and will be dearly missed.

batcabbage said...

Good god. I'm shocked as I can be. He was a big part of what made me really get into Angel (I wasn't convinced at first). Man. He's my age! Poor bugger. We'll miss you, Andy.

Teebore said...

Wow, I had no idea he was in ill health. How terribly, terribly sad.

Karen W. said...

I was so sad to hear about Andy today. I was lucky enough to meet him at a "Buffy" con in 2004, and he was so much fun and so full of energy and life that it's hard to believe he's gone. My sympathies to his family, friends, and fellow fans.

thomwade said...

This was just a shock to the system tonight. :(

SenexMacdonald said...

fb said...

"i met andy hallett at torontotrek several years ago, he was doing autographs. he seemed to really thrive in that environment and really enjoyed the experience of interacting with his fans."

It is always sad to hear about someone so young passing away.

Just for the record, Andy never appeared at Toronto Trek. He appeared in Toronto one time only and that was at Sunnydale Central.

Colleen/redeem147 said...

I met Andy at three different conventions, including Sunnydale Central here in Toronto, and he was a warm, fun, incredibly talented man.

I was watching a DVD of him hosting the karaoke here, and it struck me that he was most encouraging and helpful to the people whose voices may have been a little less than perfect.

He was good people.