Andy Whitfield, aka Spartacus, dies of lymphoma at age 39

R.I.P. Andy Whitfield at 39By Kathie Huddleston, Source: Blastr.com

Sadly, Andy Whitfield, who starred as the lead character in Starz’ Spartacus: Blood and Sand, died yesterday in Sydney, Australia, only 18 months after he’d been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

“On a beautiful sunny Sydney spring 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,” Whitfield’s wife Vashti said in a statement. “He passed peacefully surrounded by love. Thank you to all his fans whose love and support have help carry him to this point. He will be remembered as the inspiring, courageous and gentle man, father and husband he was.” Continue reading