Angel's Lorne dies of heart failure

It's a melancholy time in the Whedonverse, as one of its own has passed away before his time. Actor Andy Hallett, who played the demon Lorne in Angel, died Sunday night from heart failure at the age of 33, reports E! Online. He had been battling heart disease for five years.

Hallett appeared in almost 80 episodes of the paranormal dramedy, and donned green skin and horns for his role. As Lorne, also known as "The Host" or by his full name Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan, Hallett added plenty of comic relief to Angel. Lorne's kind were supposed to be at war with humans, but he instead embraced their arts and served as the emcee at a karaoke bar.

After Angel, Hallett dedicated his time to his music career, playing shows around the country. A private funeral is scheduled later this week in his hometown of Cape Cod.

Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

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Watching Angel now Andy Hallett, (Lorne). Never forgotten, R.I.P.
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just read about this. so sad. Andy we will miss you.
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So sorry to hear about Andy-very sad-he was so young and talented. Rest in peace!!
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Rest in Peace Andy!
You'll be missed!

:ó(
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I have just heard the sad news of Andy's passing. I loved him as Lorne in the Angel series he was absolutely fantastic, and will be sorely missed.R.I.P. Andy may you fly with the Angels and find peace.xxxxx
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R.I.P. Andy Hallett.



Take care.



Peace To All
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i was shocked whwn i first heard about his death. rest in peace andy hallett. we will remember...
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R.I.P. Andy Hallett x
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a beautiful voice too soon silent. bev
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Lorne was a gr8 character in Angel, and i will always remember Andy Hallett for it. Passed before his time, my thoughts are with those who knew him best; his friends and family. RIP Andy Hallett. x
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Lorne was one of my favorite characters on Angel. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family and friends.
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Thought he was totally fantastic as lorne. will miss him very much. R.I.P.
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Truly sad - RIP
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R.I.P. Andy, God be with his family and friends during this tragic time.
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He was much too young to die. R.I.P. Andy Hallett.
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My condolences to his family and friends. I enjoyed his performance in Angel.
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What a shame. :( Very sad indeed.
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I couldn't believe it when I saw this devastating news in the paper. He was one of my all time favorite characters on Angel and he will definitely be missed.
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That is so sad, RIP. May our thoughts go out to all others suffering with heart disease.
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I'm so sorry! He was the best on Angel. Rest in peace.
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what a sin only 33 years young. Lorne was a great character, I am reminded of the story arc when the Host, Angel and the crew went to Lornes dimension to save Cordelia. Lornes mother was his father, his father was his mother! you get the point pure Whedon brilliance.
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This is tragic, I hadn't realised he was so young either. R.I.P
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This is so sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Scott-
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I was truly saddened by this awful news. I never missed an episode of ANGEL and adored "Lorne" with his garish costumes and offbeat sense of humor. His voice was amazing as well. Rest in peace, you beautiful soul.
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May your soul rest in peace... he is a loss to the whole TV.. too young to die..
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This is such awful news. He brought humor and music to Angel to the delight of countless fans.

My heart goes out to his family and friends. RIP, Andy.
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R.I.P. I loved you on Angel!!! Wished to see you in a continuation eventually, it's sad that it'll never happen.......
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Its terrible. He was so young.
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You had one of the most beautiful singing voices I ever heard. I enjoyed every show you were in. You will be missed. May God Bless his soul.

Joan
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I was so thrilled with the amount of talent and energy Andy brought to each episode!He will be greatly missed! I have been seaching for any type of CD or collaboration with James Marsters or anyone else for that matter,since the show left the air.My Deepest Sympathy goes out to his entire family,extended as well.God Bless!TOO YOUNG TO DIE! Grace Symington
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You are missed, Andy.
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First Glenn, now Andy?! They were both the same age when they died also!!! =(
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"Good night, folks..." RIP Andy =(
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That's so sad. So young...
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RIP, Andy. You were the funniest chartacter in Angel.
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=( So sad.
Loved him on Angel... May he rest in peace.
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It's a great loss to the entertainment world. He's addition to the Angel cast added humor to an already great show. He will be missed by all the fans of the show. RIP.
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What a terrible loss! He was one of the few reasons I watched Angel. Plus he was young. RIP. He will be missed.
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RIP: He is loved so much and will always be missed. No one else could ever play Lorne as well as him.
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Such a devastating loss! Time to mix a drink (Lorne loved his drinks!), kick back and watch some Angel in tribute to a great performer taken before his time...
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RIP. He was one of the greats :(
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An exceptional man, I'm just glad that he graced Angel with his presence so that we have something to remember this remarkable man by.
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Too young to go........
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RIP Andy Hallet. You were loved and you will b missed. Dieing at such a young age due to heart failure must b so hard on his family...I am sry for ur loss
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RIP. So young. Loved him in Angel. This is the first I've seen him w/o makeup. He was a nice looking guy.
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Rest in peace Andy. He was amazing at Lorne on Angel...I loved all the scenes that he was in....
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RIP, Andy. You will be missed!
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It's a shame, he was a great actor. Rest in peace.
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I Loved Angel. It is sad to hear that he died at such a young age. I wish his family my condolencens.
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I only knew Andy Hallett as Lorne and never, until know, had seen a picture of him without his trademark makeup. I find myself very sad at his passing, and feel a loss for the joy that he brought into my life in only this diminished aspect.

Therefore, I know my sense of loss is simply dwarfed by the loss felt by those who knew him so much better. My heartfelt thoughts go out to them.
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