Family and Friends Are Mourning the Loss of Spartacus Actor Andy Whitfield

Family and Friends Are Mourning the Loss of Spartacus Actor Andy Whitfield

It has been an emotional day for everyone, as this day marked the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  While the world mourned their loved ones, and celebrated a united country – the family and crew of the show Spartacus: Blood and Sand mourned the loss of British actor Andy Whitfield.

Andy, 39, passed away at the young age of 39 of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  He was first diagnosed with treatable stage 1 in March 2010, than later determined cancer-free just 2 months following.  Unfortunately, it was announced in September that he would not be returning for a second season to pursue further treatment as his disease was reoccurring aggressively.

He left the world in the arms of his loving wife on Sunday morning.  Words cannot express how sad I feel, but also how grateful I am the young and talented actor was surrounded by all those who loved him.  An amazing way to leave the world, his talent and footprints in life will not be forgotten.

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  • Anonymous

    His death is on some level more heartfelt and ironic given his on screen persona. But that perhaps is the pathos of being an entertainer, that the roles we excel in on the big screen are sometimes not the roles we can become as much as we will it in reality, but then again such things as cancer know no rhyme or reason, which is why Andy Whitfield’s death is perhaps even more startling given the legacy and aura that he commanded on screen and of course off screen, and perhaps even more so now….

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