Andy Whitfield 'Spartacus' no more

MUMBAI: 39-year old Andy Whitfield, who is known for Spartacus: Blood and Sand has expired in Sydney. His death came 18 months after he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, it is understood.

"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 has been quoted 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," she added.
Andy Whitfield - who was born in Wales and moved to Australia in 1999 - was a virtual unknown when he was cast as the legendary Thracian slave in Spartacus, a role made
famous by Kirk Douglas in the 1960 Stanley Kubrick film.
In all, the actor appeared in all 13 episodes of the first season that aired in 2010 and was preparing to shoot the second when he was diagnosed with Cancer.

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