Andy Hallett

Once a week, I post about something I’m loving (tv, movies, books, art, photos, romances, authors, or anything else) that I’ve seen or read about recently. So here is this week’s For the Love of …

Earlier this week, posted a list of stars who passed away in 2009, and I wanted to take a moment to remember one of these talented actors: Andy Hallett.

For those of you who don’t know, I’m a big Buffy and Angel fan. Andy Hallett was one of the cast regulars from Angel.

Andy played Lorne, a Deathwok clan demon from another dimension, for four seasons. A talented man lost too young. Read his bio here and check out what had to say about Andy and his work:

“In March, Andy Hallet passed away at 33 of heart failure. While not a familiar face, we all knew his work as the flamboyant, telepathic demon on Angel. No one seemed to question Lorne’s sexual orientation as a Liberace-inspired lounge singer on the show, preferring to crush on Andrew. But there was something comforting about how Lorne was his own biggest fan. He seemed to give you a sense that the right way to go through life was by celebrating yourself. For the confidence and fun he brought to the show, his passing leaves us wondering what else he could have achieved.” — Ed Kennedy at

I always think the best way to honor a celebrity is to celebrate his life through his work. So I think I’ll put in a DVD this weekend and watch a little Angel. Join me?

Visit to see more stars lost in 2009.

Sloan Parker