Monday, September 12, 2011

R.I.P. Andy Whitfield

This made me so sad when I read this....

In the arena as Spartacus, he was invincible. But in real life, former Spartacus: Blood and Sand star Andy Whitfield has lost his battle with cancer. The Welsh-born actor, who was beloved by fans of Starz’s gladiator drama, passed away today in Sydney, Australia, where he had lived since 1999. “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 said 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.” Whitfield was 39.

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7 comments:

Michael Offutt said...

He was such a hunk too. I agree. Very sad.

SQT said...

I know. I loved him in "Spartacus" and was hoping he'd make a recovery. This sucks. I feel so sorry for his family.

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

I didn't realise he was Welsh. I've yet to watch the Spartacus series but this is sad news.

James and Jacob said...

I haven't seen Spartacus yet but I was surprized when I saw the headlines on IGN.com.

Matthew D C said...

Super sad news. I had never seen or heard of this man before Spartacus but instantly realized he was a beast as soon as I started the show. R.I.P and peace to your family sir.

Elfy said...

It is sad news, and just when his career was really kicking off.

drey said...

Even my husband was sad to hear the news. We loved the show, he was a wonderful actor. :(