Ethan Rayne

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Star Robin Sachs Dies

Actor and video game voice artist Robin Sachs unexpectedly died last week at the age of 61. He reportedly passed away Friday in California. No other details, include Sachs’ cause of death, have been released.

“This is a post we never thought we would have to write…” reads a statement on the British actor’s official website.”It is with great sadness that we have to announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Robin Sachs. Please join us in raising a glass to Robin – goodbye, dear friend. Thank you for all the laughter and the cookies. We will miss you so very much.”

Sachs is best known for his role as evil sorcerer Ethan Rayne on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series, which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, ran on the WB from 1997 to 2003. He appeared on countless other shows including Babylon 5, Star Trek: Voyager, Torchwood, Alias and NCIS. Sachs also provided voices for video games like Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3 and Rainbow Six: Lockdown.

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