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.

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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.



  1. a7md1990


    #1 2 years ago
  2. Froseidon


    #2 2 years ago
  3. OmegaSlayer


    #3 2 years 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.


    #4 2 years ago
  5. hosseincode


    #5 2 years ago
  6. roadkill


    #6 2 years ago
  7. GwynbleiddiuM

    R.I.P :<

    #7 2 years ago
  8. KrazyKraut


    #8 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  11. polygem

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

    #11 2 years 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 2 years ago

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