Angel Star Andy Hallett Dies of Heart Failure - Featured

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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Mar 30, 2009 9:35PM EDT

This is sad news. I loved Lorne!

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Mar 30, 2009 10:27PM EDT

I'm really bummed about this news... i love Lorne on Angel... he definately brought a new level to that show...a relief you could say for the darkness!

Mar 30, 2009 10:46PM EDT

Definately a sad day for all Angel fans. Lorne was an fantastic character. His humor was a highlight of the show.

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Mar 30, 2009 10:48PM EDT

I just started re-watching Angel yesterday.T.T

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Mar 31, 2009 12:25AM EDT

wow only 33 years old that's sad. Lorne was one of my favorite characters on angel. :(

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Mar 31, 2009 9:15AM EDT

Ah no i loved Lorne he always made me laugh especially in the lackluster 4th season. This is awful news :(i just watched the last episode again the other day and his ending is one of the saddest as he gets all serious.

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Mar 31, 2009 2:46PM EDT

Sad news. He was a great character.

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Mar 31, 2009 8:27PM EDT

loved Lorne deeply sorry for Hallett's passing

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May 2, 2009 12:44AM EDT

That is such terrible news. You know, watching him play Lorne.. you have to recognise that a lot of that was him. He couldn't have been acting, I believe that man's heart really did outshine the rest of us.
"Numfar! Do the dance of terrible sadness!"

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Jun 13, 2009 10:14PM EDT

This is so upsetting...
As if losing Quinn wasn't enough?
Both men died around the same age and had somewhat similar roles in the's almost like a bleak and depressing curse.
the world can be cruel.

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