Andy Hallett R.I.P.

March 30, 2009 at 10:52 pm (Uncategorized)

Andy Hallett, who played Lorne (AKA the Host) on Angel died from heart failure March 29, 2009. He was only 33.

Hallett’s character Lorne appeared in over 70 episodes of Angel, and had returned in the IDW comic book Angel: After the Fall.  

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Update – April 1

I wrote the above post on Monday after I read about Hallet’s death on Whedonesque. Short because I really didn’t have a lot of say at the time. Like most people, I was shocked at Hallet’s death and also the fact he was just 33. Far too young to die.

I don’t think I’ve seen Hallet in any show other than Angel. According to the Wikipedia entry,  Hallett became ill from a tooth infection after filming the last episode of the show, and never returned to acting. Instead, concentrating on his singing.

I have to admit that when the Host was introduced in the second season, I didn’t really care for the character. Too kitsch, too Vegas. But he grew on me. His killing of Lindsey in the final episode was really a sad moment. Not for Lindsey’s death (Lindsey knew he would die violently), for what Lorne realized he had done.

Too young, too young.

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