Andy Hallet at FX Show 2007 : Orlando, FL (photo from Flickr user Zengrrl)
It’s not often the Whedonverse loses an actor, but tonight the fandom mourns for our favorite green crooner, Andy Hallet. According to E! the actor passed away last night at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, succumbing to heart failure after a five-year battle with heart disease, with his father Dave Hallett by his side.
A private funeral service will be held for family and close friends in Cape Cod, most likely over this weekend.
Even as I’m writing it I’m still in shock. Andy was very dear to Whedon fans. Who can’t help but smile when they hear him singing “It’s Not Easy Being Green”?
There’s an empty mike now at Caritas, you will be missed Andy. Our thoughts and prayers are with Andy’s family at this time.
In honor of Andy, I’m placing a donation at the American Heart Association and I urge other Whedon fans to do the same.