Spartacus Star Andy Whitfield (July 17, 1972 – September 11, 2011)

Andy Whitfield, 39, a fairly unknown actor before being cast on the hit Starz show Spartacus: Blood And Sandpassed away yesterday morning in Sydney, Australia.

The athletic Wales-native left the show for a hiatus after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, while the creators worked on a brief prequel to Blood And Sand called Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena, focusing on some of the core characters, sans Whitfield.

Whitfield would have come back for a second full season if he hadn’t received the terrible news in March of 2010 that his cancer had reappeared. Nobody but his family really knew the details of his health previously, so his death comes as a huge shock…  Continue reading “Spartacus Star Andy Whitfield (July 17, 1972 – September 11, 2011)”