Actor Camden Toy, who made a name for himself portraying supernatural creatures on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has died. Toy was 68 years old. He died, according to a press release, after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Toy was the son of a makeup artist. He played several prosthetic-heavy characters on Buffy. They included a pale-faced gentleman in a silent episode titled Hush. Toy also played the demon Gnarl in Same Time, Same Place in the show. He also was a Turok-Han vampire throughout a number of Season 7 episodes. Toy also played the Prince of Lies on Angel, a Buffy spinoff show.
Toy then moved along to work on The Bay and Goodnight Burbank in recurring roles, EW.com reports. Other TV work included stops on The Mentalist, Shameless, and Into the Dark.
Camden Toy Remembered By Best Friend Doug Jones
In a statement, Doug Jones, Toy’s best friend and a fellow-creature character actor who starred in The Shape of Water, said, “To know Camden Toy was to Love Camden Toy. We may have met on the set of Buffy as two hideous-looking ‘Gentlemen’ but that only sparked a dear friendship that would continue for twenty-four years. It’s rare to find a man so joyful, smiley, smart, giggly, huggy, good at listening with his heart, and accessible always to anyone he knew, including his many fans. May he rest in God’s peace.”
Juliet Landau, a Buffy co-star, said, “Camden was a beautiful soul, a beautiful friend, and a beautiful talent… From the first moment we met, I knew he was special. Under the visage of the monster, he was made up to be, shined the kindest of spirits. He’s been a gift in our lives. We will miss him greatly.”
Toy is survived by his longtime partner, Bethany Henderson, as well as his mother and sister.
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