Mass Effect voice actor Robin Sachs dies

The voice actor behind Mass Effect 2 and 3's grizzled bounty hunter, Zaeed Masani, has died unexpectedly at 61. Robin Sachs was a BioWare staple behind several characters in Dragon Age: Origins and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and was also known for his role as Ethan Raynes in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

A message posted on Sachs' official website confirms the news, though no further details of his death have been released at this time. He would have turned 62 yesterday.

"Please join us in raising a glass to Robin--goodbye, dear friend," the post read. "Thank you for all the laughter and the cookies. We will miss you so very much."

BioWare posted a brief message in Sachs' memory, thanking him for "bringing Zaeed to life in the way that only Robin could."


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  • Unoriginal - February 6, 2013 11:44 p.m.

    I'm only familiar with his Bioware work but that stuff was excelent. Rest in Piece.
  • Child Of Death - February 6, 2013 1:29 p.m.

    Not familar with his work but R,I,P man.
  • BladedFalcon - February 6, 2013 1:22 p.m.

    Zaeed's voice was easily the best trait of that character, I'm not familiar with the rest of his work, but still sad news and may he rest in peace.
  • ddg4005 - February 6, 2013 11:39 a.m.

    He also played several support characters in Babylon 5 back in the day. But it was his portrayal of Zaeed that really made him stand out as an actor in my opinion. Rest in peace Robin; you will be missed.
  • jack-hentschell - February 6, 2013 11:07 a.m.

    Also Ethan Rayne in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In KOTOR he was Admiral Saul Karath.
  • jack-hentschell - February 6, 2013 11:09 a.m.

    For some reason I didn't see the mention to Buffy above. My bad. Did see the KOTOR, just clarifying who as he sounds very different from most of his other voice acting roles. Anyway, peace be with the man.
  • ObliqueZombie - February 6, 2013 10:24 a.m.

    I'm actually not familiar with his work, which is odd considering the games I've played. My heart goes to his friends, family, co-workers and fans.

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