Sections

Mass Effect voice actor Robin Sachs has died at 61

Wednesday, 6th February 2013 13:00 GMT By Dave Cook

Actor Robin Sachs – the voice of Zaeed in Mas Effect 2 & 3 – has died aged 61.


Image Credit: transparent-aluminium.net

The BBC reports that London-born actor Sachs, who was also known for his role of Ethan in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, died this morning.

In a statement posted on Sach’s official website, staff paid tribute to the actor, “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 also offered condolences, adding that Sachs was “a wonderful person, extraordinarily talented as an actor.”

Here’s a clip of Sachs in action as Mass Effect 2 bounty hunter Zaeed:

Thanks to EvilChickenSWE for the clip, and PCGamesN for the tip.

Breaking news

12 Comments

Sign in to post a comment.

  1. a7md1990

    R.I.P

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Froseidon

    :(

    #2 1 year ago
  3. OmegaSlayer

    :(

    #3 1 year ago
  4. fightclubdoll

    :( …I remembered his name from Galaxy Quest. I even looked him up in the credits because he had done such a phenomenal job as Sarris.

    It wasn’t until just now that I made the connection with Mass Effect. He voiced one of my all time favorite characters.

    He was an amazing talent.

    R.I.P.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. hosseincode

    :(

    #5 1 year ago
  6. roadkill

    R.I.P.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. GwynbleiddiuM

    R.I.P :<

    #7 1 year ago
  8. KrazyKraut

    R.I.P

    #8 1 year ago
  9. DSB

    Awesome voice, but I didn’t use Zaeed once during Mass Effect 2. The guy was just a one-dimensional douchebag.

    That’s down to the writers, not the actor obviously.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Cobra951

    Damn, 61? What happened? I know most readers here are too young to see that age as anything but ancient, but it’s really not.

    RIP, Robin.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. polygem

    yea 61 is nothing. shame. rest in peace old kid.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. fearmonkey

    I am sad to hear this, I loved this guy’s voice. I loved him in Galaxy quest (Why in heavens name hasn’t there been a video game, animated series, etc based on it!), babylon 5 (same deal, a shame there is no games) and loved him as Zaeed in Mass effect. I was hoping that Zaeed might one day return in a new Mass effect game, wont be the same without robin.

    RIP! Another former B5 actor gone beyond the rim :(

    #12 1 year ago