Robin Sachs dies
Sachs played the villainous sorcerer Rayne for three years, often clashing with his arch enemy, Anthony Head's character Rupert Giles.
A statement from staff at his official website read: “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.”
His ex-wife Casey Defranco called the London-born actor 'a wonderful person, extraordinarily talented as an actor'.
The cause of his death is so far undisclosed.
Sachs began his career as an actor with an appearance in the Hammer Horror film 'Vampire Circus' and went on to be closely associated with sci-fi, starring in the likes of 'Babylon 5', 'Star Trek: Voyager' and latterly Joss Whedon's 'Buffy'.
He also had roles in films including 'Jurassic Park: The Lost World', 'Oceans Eleven' and 'Galaxy Quest', as well as TV shows such as 'Diagnosis Murder', 'Murder, She Wrote', 'Nash Bridges' and UK favourites like 'The Bill' and 'Rumpole of the Bailey'.
As well as film and TV roles, he was also known for voicing characters in video games including the 'Mass Effect' series and 'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic'. [BBC]