We were both saddened yesterday to read of the death of Andy Hallett, who played lounge-lizard and demon host Lorne. Id always assumed his last name was Green; his character had the gift of sensing the destiny of anyone, so long as they sang something.
He was so young, only 33… can that be right? I always thought his character was a metephor for living your life on your own terms, and even as an icon for inclusivity and acceptance.
He was hip, he was retro-cool, he was green; Lorne was an unforgettable character. Godspeed, Andy. You’re singin’ with the heavenly host now.
An item about a French pole vaulter running naked with his equipment past Parisian tourist spots got plenty of media interest, but Yahoo Odd News ran it with the headlineDon’t go there, it’s too obvious!