Monday, March 30, 2009

Thank you, Andy

Andy Hallett (Lorne from ANGEL) died today at 33. You can read about it HERE.

I don't have much to say, other than Lorne was one of my favorite characters on any show. He was a part of every Whedonverse series I wrote thus far. I just got new art from ANGEL issue 23 yesterday, and sure enough, there he was. A bust of Lorne sits right above my work space.

Andy brought such humanity to a character that could have easily been a one dimensional part. He was one of the most human characters on the show, even buried in green makeup and prosthetic horns.

Here's an interview with Andy sans makeup.

And here's Lorne in action, doing what he does best.

He'll be missed. Good night, Andy.


SaveALemming said...

I just saw this and it broke my heart. Lorne was my favorite original character in the series and I remember getting so excited by his reveal at the end of Issue 3 (it was 3, right?) of Asylum. Andy always seemed like a cool guy and I really wish I'd've gotten the chance to have met him.

It's gonna be really wierd seeing Lorne in the comic now.

Stephen Mooney said...

So, so sad. RIP Andy.
You made a real contribution.

Shep said...

I've been posing comments everywhere about this today.

I'll miss you so much Andy. Thank You for giving us the amazing Lorne!

May you Rest in Peace.

Annie Bulloch said...

This news really bummed me out when I heard it last night. It's very sad, but Hallett brought a lot of happiness to a lot of people, which is a nice legacy.

Anonymous said...

The world feels less bright without Andy in it. I remember back when Angel was on Season 2, and how I jumped in horror when Lorne's head was delivered to Cordy. In that moment, I realized how much that character (who was not yet a regular) meant to me. I loved Lorne more and more as the series progressed, and I was delighted to see him in Asylum.

Andy, you will be missed. RIP.

nora said...

Sad Day.... :(

Far far from the comics.

Andy, you'll still live in my heart.


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!
I heard it this morning, but can´t believe..
Lorne was my favorite character from Angel and i enjoyed it when he came back in the Season 6 Comics...
It´s so tragical. he was just 33 and this makes me more sad,cause i´m just 2 years older.
You have to know, i´m an Author- i am writing fanfictions bout Buffy, Angel and Supernatural, but from today on it will be very hard for me, writing about Lorne.. I mean Andy is LOrne!!
Hope he will rest in Peace...
A wonderful Actor and Singer is gone.. Another one, gone too fast, it´s a Pity!

Brian Lynch said...

I agree. Writing Lorne will definitely

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