View Full Version : Spartacus Blood and Sand Actor Andy Whitfield Dead at 39...

Sep 12th, 2011, 02:43 AM
Omg this is tragic. :( So sad... he was so good in Spartacus...:sad::sad::sad:

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.


Sep 12th, 2011, 02:47 AM
OMG dying from cancer at 39 ? so tragic. :sad: RIP.

the jamierbelyea
Sep 12th, 2011, 03:34 AM
Really tragic. He was a beautiful man, and really was fantastic in Spartacus which should've parlayed him into a bigger star.http://i.usatoday.net/communitymanager/_photos/lifeline-live/2010/06/08/spartacusx-large.jpg


Sep 12th, 2011, 03:55 AM

Sep 12th, 2011, 04:12 AM
So sad :sad:

I remember people saying he could be a big star after he got the role in Spartacus.

Sep 12th, 2011, 04:20 AM
Spartacus really was a brilliant show. RIP.

Sep 12th, 2011, 04:24 AM
How tragic! I loved him in Spartacus.

Sep 12th, 2011, 04:47 AM
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.

But I agree, its tragic that he passed. :sad:

Sep 12th, 2011, 05:22 AM
Wow really sad news. RIP

Sep 12th, 2011, 07:30 AM
Aw man. That's sad :sad:

Sep 12th, 2011, 09:50 AM
is this the same cancer of Kleybanova? i hope not!

Sep 12th, 2011, 09:55 AM
:( 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:(.

Sep 12th, 2011, 10:00 AM
is this the same cancer of Kleybanova? i hope not!

Mistress of Evil
Sep 12th, 2011, 10:02 AM
So sad :awww: RIP :sad:

Sam L
Sep 12th, 2011, 10:29 AM
RIP. He was so good looking.

Sep 12th, 2011, 11:12 AM


Super Dave
Sep 12th, 2011, 01:51 PM
RIP :sad:

Sep 12th, 2011, 02:38 PM
is this the same cancer of Kleybanova? i hope not!

I believe she has Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and Andy died of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

R.I.P Andy. I only watched the show once, but it's still a massive loss.

Sep 12th, 2011, 05:45 PM
very sad. RIP Andy.

Sep 13th, 2011, 10:14 PM
I'm still in shock :( It's so sad