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Monday, September 12, 2011

Spartacus Actor Andy Whitfield is Dead

Andy Whitfield, the lead actor in the popular TV Series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” has died at the age of 39. Sadly, Andy passed away yesterday in sydney with his family by his side. He had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in March 2010 and although he had been declared cancer free in May 2010, the cancer re-occurred later on in the year. 

The actor’s manager, Sam Maydew, and Whitfield’s wife, Vashti Whitfield, issued a statement confirming his death. In the released statement, Vashti said: “On a beautiful sunny Sydney morning, surrounded by his family, in the arms of his loving wife, our beautiful young warrior Andy Whitfield lost his 18-month battle with lymphoma cancer.” He is survived by his wife and two children”. Speaking to the media, the creator of Spartacus, said: “No words to express the depth of such a loss. You will be deeply missed, my brother.” Whitfield was preparing to shoot the second series of Spartacus when he was diagnosed with cancer in 2010.