Andy Hallett, who played the good demon Lorne in the TV series Angel, died Sunday after a five-year battle with heart disease. He was 33.
The music-loving Lorne, a trusted ally of vampire hero Angel, is one of my favorites. While he doesn’t look like the typical hero at all, he’s definitely untainted and one of the Whedonverse’s most selfless beings. Lorne often lightens the mood with his well-timed humor or his playful singing voice. The character appeared in over 70 episodes, and continues to appear in the ongoing Angel comic book series. It continues the saga after the show’s cancellation five years ago.
Goodbye, Andy. Thanks for entertaining us.