'Angel' star Andy Hallett died of heart failure

  • Timbales

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    Mar 31, 2009 12:58 PM GMT
    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.

    A private funeral service will be held for family and close friends in Cape Cod, most likely over this weekend.

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    Mar 31, 2009 2:18 PM GMT
    Awwwwwwwwwwww so sad to hearicon_cry.gif
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    Mar 31, 2009 2:51 PM GMT
    I watch it every morning when I get in from the gym in the morning. They are in his home dimension on the show now. Pyleah now. How very sad. He was also the only character on the show that never had a romantic storyline either...hmmmm!

    May he rest in peace.
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    Mar 31, 2009 3:19 PM GMT
    Aw damn, that's sad. I'm friends with a "Buffy" fan who is going to be wearing black and sobbing for a while.
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    Mar 31, 2009 4:16 PM GMT
    Thanks, Tim. That's sad to hear. I've seen every ep.
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    Mar 31, 2009 4:59 PM GMT
    Isn't that the second young actor from that series to die?
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    Mar 31, 2009 5:38 PM GMT
    zdrew saidIsn't that the second young actor from that series to die?


    Yep. Glenn Quinn (who played Doyle in season 1) died of a drug overdose (I think???) quite a while back.

    I had no idea that Andy Hallett was so young! He had to have been 23 when he first appeared on Angel about 10 years ago -- and he acted the part of a 50 year old gay man so well!

    RIP, Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan.
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    Mar 31, 2009 7:55 PM GMT
    damn heart failure at 33...

    that's a lot of coke
  • EricLA

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    Mar 31, 2009 8:07 PM GMT
    Very sad. He was such a scene-stealer, in the best possible way.
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    Mar 31, 2009 8:09 PM GMT
    Sad for sure to see such a talented man go!
    Thanks for sharing!
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    Mar 31, 2009 8:10 PM GMT
    rawr saiddamn heart failure at 33...

    that's a lot of coke


    Oh wow. Aren't you just so damn edgy! Making fun of a guy who died of chronic heart disease. Shit, nothing's off limits for you!
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    In some places, speaking ill of the dead is considered impolite.
  • Anto

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    Mar 31, 2009 8:11 PM GMT
    He started having heart disease problems at 28 years old?
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    Mar 31, 2009 8:16 PM GMT
    I read that his cardiomyopathy was caused by a tooth infection.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 31, 2009 8:17 PM GMT
    He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure 5 years ago.
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    Mar 31, 2009 8:24 PM GMT
    Not even hinting at offensing one here, but this is truely sad; though it almost falls into "things that don't affect my immediate life" catagory.
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    Mar 31, 2009 8:26 PM GMT
    know_wunder saidNot even hinting at offensing one here, but this is truely sad; though it almost falls into "things that don't affect my immediate life" catagory.


    Glad you felt the need to share that.