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Take Tooth Infections Seriously

We may feel minor discomfort from tooth infections, but they should be taken seriously. Remember Andy Hallet from the TV series “Angel”? This actor died five years ago from a tooth infection that led to cardiomyopathy.

33-year-old “Angel” actor dies of heart disease

Posted by Mimi on March 31, 2009 at 7:49pm in Black, White & Red Eyed: In The Headlines

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An agent for 33-year-old singer and actor Andy Hallett says the former cast member from the vampire TV series “Angel” has died of congestive heart disease.

Hallett’s agent Pat Brady says Hallett died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after having problems breathing. Brady says he has battled the heart condition for the past five years.

Hallett was a fan favorite on the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” spinoff as Lorne, a green-skinned good guy demon who runs a karaoke club and can read a person’s aura when they sing.

The show ran five seasons on the WB network and ended in 2004.

According to a 2005 interview, about a month after filming the last episode of Angel Hallett suffered a tooth infection which led to a case of cardiomyopathy, for which he spent five days in the hospital. He had at least 3 more hospitilizations since then.

Hallett, an only child, is survived by his father Dave Hallett and mother Lori Hallett.