Actor Andy Hallett (b.1975) died on March 29. Hallett is best known for his role on Angel as Lorne, although he also appeared in a bit role in an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He provided the voice for the cricket in 2005 animated film Geppetto’s Secret.
Actress Natasha Richardson (b.1963) died on March 18, one day after suffering a head trauma in a skiing accident. Richardson portrayed Mary Shelley in the film Gothic and Kate in The Hand Maiden’s Tale. She also appeared in an episode of the television show Tales from the Crypt. At the time of her death, Richardson, who is the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave, was married to actor Liam Neeson.
Actor David Prowse, best known as the man inside Darth Vader’s suit in the original Star Wars trilogy, has announced that he is being treated for prostate cancer. Prowse has been undergoing radiation treatment for the past two months. The actor, who also appeared in the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” television series as Hotblack Desiato’s bodyguard, says that all men over the age of 50 should be sure to have a PSA test.
Actor Ron Silver (b.1946) died March 15 of esophageal cancer. Silver appeared in numerous television shows and films, including “Time Cop,” “Oh God, You Devil,” and “The Entity.”