Saturday, 4 April 2009

Andy Hallett R.I.P.

Andy Hallett, best known as Lorne the green-skinned demon from the TV series "Angel" has died at the age of 33. He had been suffering from heart problems for the past five years, but nevertheless, 33 is a tragically young age to die.
I liked Lorne a great deal in Angel and I mourn his passing. Of all the TV series featuring vampires, Angel stands out as my favourite, with Buffy the Vampire Slayer a close second. Angel just gets the nod ahead of Buffy because it was more adult-related. Lorne, or to give him his full name, Krevlorneswath of the Deathwok Clan, was introduced at the start of series 2 of Angel. He was the owner and resident singer of the nightclub, Caritas, neutral territory for all supernatural beings. By the end of that series he had become a regular team player in Angel Investigations. Lorne was never a fighter. He would much rather talk his way out of a fight and was always ready with a pithy quip. He had a natural charisma that overcame his odd looks and made him popular with both humans and demons.
Andy was a very gifted singer and he certainly relished his role as Lorne. I have no doubt at all that he will be wowing everyone in that great karaoke in the sky.

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