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Spartacus Blood and Sand Actor Andy Whitfield Dead at 39...

Omg this is tragic. So sad... he was so good in Spartacus...

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Andy Whitfield, the 39-year-old star of the cable series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," has died.

Manager Sam Maydew says Whitfield died Sunday of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Sydney, Australia.

Whitfield's wife Vashti in a statement called her husband a "beautiful young warrior" who died on a "sunny Sydney morning" in the "arms of his loving wife."


Whitfield — who was born in Wales and lived in Australia — was a virtual unknown when he was cast as the title hero in "Spartacus," a hit original series for the Starz network that made waves with its graphic violence and sexuality.

Whitfield was preparing for the second season when he was diagnosed 18 months ago.

In January the network announced that another Australian actor, Liam McIntyre, would take over the role.

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OMG dying from cancer at 39 ? so tragic. RIP.
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Really tragic. He was a beautiful man, and really was fantastic in Spartacus which should've parlayed him into a bigger star.

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Re: Spartacus Blood and Sand Actor Andy Whitfield Dead at 39...

So sad

I remember people saying he could be a big star after he got the role in Spartacus.
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Spartacus really was a brilliant show. RIP.

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How tragic! I loved him in Spartacus.


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Spartacus really was a brilliant show. RIP.
It isn't ending. They already had the prequel mini season and this January they are having the official 2nd season.

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Aw man. That's sad
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is this the same cancer of Kleybanova? i hope not!

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Re: Spartacus Blood and Sand Actor Andy Whitfield Dead at 39...

I have no words!!! RIP, Andy you will truly be missed! What a tremendous performance he gave in Spartacus! What a beautiful human being.

He leaves behind a wife and two kids... this is so sad, everyone was pulling for him, he finally had his big break in Spartacus, had a beautiful family, seemed he had the world at his feet. Just shows that you never know, life is so short and you have to do your best to enjoy every minute.

His cast on Spartacus spoke about how very loved he was on that set.
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is this the same cancer of Kleybanova? i hope not!

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So sad RIP
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RIP. He was so good looking.
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