London actor Robin Sachs died unexpectedly last week at age 61. His death was announced on his official website with no cause disclosed.
From the announcement posted Tuesday:
On cult favorite "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" his villainous character Ethan Rayne was the nemesis of regular character Giles, played by Anthony Head.
A blog devoted to the works of Joss Whedon tweeted this:
Any Buffy episode with Ethan Rayne was a joy to watch. Robin Sachs was such a good actor. twitter.com/whedonesque/st…— whedonesque (@whedonesque) February 5, 2013
In 1999, he co-starred as the villain Sarris in the comedy "Galaxy Quest," opposite Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman. Well-known in the sci-fi world, Sachs often made guest appearances shows and movies including "Babylon 5" and "Star Trek: Voyager," and "Ocean's Eleven."
A prolific voice actor, Sachs also voiced a number of video games including the character Zaeed Massani in Mass Effect 2 and 3 and Ataman in Resident Evil: Damnation.