Actor and singer ANDY HALLETT has passed away, aged 33.
Hallet, best known for his recurring role as Lorne in hit U.S. TV show Angel, died from heart failure following a five-year battle against heart disease.
He landed his first break after he was dragged on stage at a concert to sing with Patti LaBelle - the performance kickstarted his career as a singer-songwriter.
Hallett was spotted during a revue at a Los Angeles nightclub by Buffy The Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon, who created the demon character Lorne in the show's spin-off Angel just for him.
The star appeared in 76 episodes before series ended in 2004. Hallet's subsequent ill health ended his acting career.
He died on Sunday (29Mar09) at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, with his father Dave Hallett by his side.