Tuesday, March 31, 2009

R.I.P Andy Hallett

I hate to hear when someone so young passes... From the Entertainment Weekly Actor and musician Andy Hallett died on Sunday night at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. He was 33 and had endured a five-year battle with congestive heart disease. Hallett was best known as Lorne, the friendly demon who reads people when they open up at the karaoke mic, on the TV series Angel. It was a role that show creator Joss Whedon wrote specifically for Hallett, after Whedon saw the entertainer performing the blues at a Los Angeles nightclub. In 2004, just as Angel's run was ending, Hallett saw a doctor after suffering debilitating fatigue and learned that he had the degenerative disease. Too tired to take on acting work, he shifted back to singing occasionally around town and attending fan conventions when he could. He is survived by his father, Dave Hallett, who was at his bedside and will hold the funeral near his home in Cape Cod, Mass. Rest in peace Andy. We'll miss you.

4 comments:

pussreboots said...

That's sad. He was really talented. :(

Charles Gramlich said...

Very sad. This is the first I'd heard of his illness. I do remember him from Angel, though.

SQT said...

He was talented and I always enjoyed his character. I hate hearing stuff like this...

Emily Cross said...

i couldn't believe this when i heard! aw lorn, the singing heart of angel!