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Robin Sachs, the voice of Mass Effect’s Zaeed, dies at 61

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Others might remember Robin Sachs as Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Ethan Rayne, or slathered in prosthetic as General Roth’h’ar Sarris in Galaxy Quest. But in our peculiar corner of the internet, we’re left thinking of Zaeed Massani, scarred bounty hunter and merciless mercenary of the Mass Effect universe.

Sachs’ ex-wife Casey Defranco told the BBC that he was “a wonderful person, extraordinarily talented as an actor”.

Staff on his official website wrote: “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.”

Zaeed appeared in both Mass Effect 2 proper and Mass Effect 3’s ‘The Price of Revenge’ DLC. His introduction was quite memorable: