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30 March 2009 @ 11:56 pm
Good Night, Folks.  
Andy Hallett dies aged 33

Andy Hallett
04/08/1975 - 29/03/2009

The Whedonverse has lost another of it's most shining stars.
Andy Hallett was a talented actor and singer. I fell totally in love with his character from the first time he appeared on Angel, the show would not have been the same without him. Lorne's exit from the show broke my heart, possibly more than any other part of the final episode, but he also gave us humour during some of the darkest episodes of the show and of course he was able to make use of his incredible singing voice in more than one episode.
I regret that I never had the chance to meet him, but from all reports he was a lovely, genuine guy.
At 33 years old he had so much talent and so much more to give to the world.
To borrow from Lorne himself: Good night, Lorne.

You will be missed.
Current Mood: crushedcrushed
absdax: ooooohabsdax on March 30th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)


that is sooo sad!!!!
_stolendreams_ on March 31st, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
That has been pretty much the exact reaction from everybody hearing the news today as far as I can tell.
It was definitely my reaction when erin_giles told me and has been the reaction of everyone I've told.

Stunned followed by horrified. I can't believe he's gone so young.

33 years old he should have had an amazing life and a great career ahead of him :(
just4brijust4bri on March 31st, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
Oh NO! He was such a sweet guy!

** Big Hugs **

Best wishes to his family and Friends

jess: btvs: spikeappleda on March 31st, 2009 04:45 am (UTC)
Lovely words. I'm so devastated by this. :(
_stolendreams_ on March 31st, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
Ditto :( I knew he'd been ill a couple of years back but I had no idea it was so serious. Too young.
__♥..Jemz-y Baby..♥__jemzamia on March 31st, 2009 09:46 am (UTC)
♥ Lorne :(
_stolendreams_ on March 31st, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
__♥..Jemz-y Baby..♥__: Merlin/Arthur Romantic Embracejemzamia on March 31st, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
*clings back*
The Island of the Fay: [misc] hold me closeatraphoenix on March 31st, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC)
I wanted to post about this, but I think you've said it better than I ever could. I just can't believe it. He was so young.
_stolendreams_ on March 31st, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
My first reaction was about five minutes of staring at my computer screen in disbelief.
I don't think anyone can believe it. Took me half the night to write this because I just couldn't come up with the right words.
The Island of the Fay: [dw] master of all matteratraphoenix on March 31st, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
Likewise. I was sure someone had made a mistake. I knew he'd been having heart trouble for a while, but I had no idea it was so serious.
_stolendreams_ on March 31st, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
Same here. Half of me was waiting to hear that it was all some sick joke or a big mix up or something.
I knew he'd been hospitalised a couple of years ago for heart trouble but this just came out of the blue for me.
vervet_monkeyvervet_monkey on April 8th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
Oh no! He was such a nice guy....

Don't know what to say really, thats so out of nowhere. 33 is too young.

_stolendreams_ on April 8th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
I know. I've known this for over a week now and I still haven't stopped being shocked. :(
Did you ever get to meet him?
vervet_monkeyvervet_monkey on April 8th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he came to MK once and was so nice and genuine. And chatting to everyone and wondering why everyone always wanted him to sign the photo of him in Lorne make up and what that said about him. Ironic really considering he was a rather good looking guy.