Lorne is Gone – Andy Hallett Dies
If you’ve never seen Angel, I highly recommend it as one of the best drama series’ ever written. It contains elements of both sci-fi and fantasy but remains firmly grounded in the real world with a hand reaching for idealism. Andy Hallett played the lounge singing demon “Lorne” from the first season to the last (if I recall he was introduced late in season 1), and his character brought a happy charm and warmth that was often the touchstone of the series’ optimism. On more than one occasion his portrayal of the character was exactly what brought the show back to a lighter, brighter place after a descent into darkness.
Andy, you’ll be sorely missed, but I have no doubt your contribution to a great show will continue to bring smiles to a lot of people for a long time to come.