Robin Sachs - the Buffy The Vampire Slayer actor and voice artist on many beloved video games - has passed away, according to an official statement on his website. 

"This is a post we never thought we would have to write..." reads the statement. "It is with great sadness that we have to announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Robin Sachs. 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." Sachs will best be remembered for playing Ethan Rayne in Buffy, but he also appeared in films such as Ocean's Eleven and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. He also lent his talents to the medium of video games, providing the a voice for Zaeed Massani in the critically acclaimed sci-fi RPG's, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3. His other virtual exploits saw him on Rainbow Six: Lockdown, Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds and Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic.

Armin Shimerman, who played bartender Quark in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Principal Snyder in Buffy The Vampire Slayer tweeted: "It is with great pain&shock,Kitty & I mourn the loss of our friend Robin Sachs. All who knew him,knew how special Robin was." And Whedonesque - a blog about Buffy and its creator Joss Whedon - tweeted: "Any Buffy episode with Ethan Rayne was a joy to watch. Robin Sachs was such a good actor."