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Spartacus Star Loses Battle With Lymphoma

By Wyatt Earp | September 13, 2011

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Actor Andy Whitfield, the former star of TV show “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” died on Sunday of lymphoma in Sydney, Australia, at age 39, his representatives said. Whitfield played the indomitable hero Spartacus in the Starz network show when it launched last year.

The actor, whose other credits included the 2010 film “The Clinic” and the 2007 movie “Gabriel,” had to step away from his role on “Spartacus” due to his illness, non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

“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,” Vashti Whitfield, his wife, said in a statement.

39 years old. What a terrible shame. Godspeed, Andy.

Topics: Movies | 6 Comments »

6 Responses to “Spartacus Star Loses Battle With Lymphoma”

  1. AJ Lynch Says:
    September 13th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    That is a damn shame. I was wondering what happened to his character. All of a sudden, he was gone.

    Do you watch this series Wyatt? Some very hot ladies on this show including Lucy Lawless who is aging well. Plus there was a Scotch or Welsh actress who was murdered in one of the episodes. Sara something Irish was her name I thing.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 13th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    AJ – I see it sometimes when we get the Starz free previews. It’s excellent, and Lucy Lawless’ body is fantastic.

  3. AJ Lynch Says:
    September 13th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Gory fights too. You should look out for the season series on Netflix or something.

  4. Jon Brooks Says:
    September 14th, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Tis a shame for anyone that young to die of cancer. Well… anyone really.

  5. Metoo Says:
    September 14th, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I was so saddened when I read this earlier in the week. What a shame.

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 14th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    AJ – Sounds like a plan.

    Jon – Agreed. Lost friends to it. Despicable disease.

    MeToo – And a waste of a killer body. Just sayin’.