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.
Great news for fans in the US! @TheClinicMovie will be screened at two prestigious festivals!
Screamfest LA 2010: Sunday, October 10, 5:00PM - 7:00PM at the Grauman’s Mann Chinese 6 Theatres, Los Angeles.
You can order your tickets here: http://screamfestla.ticketleap.com/the-clinic/
According to The Little Film Company, that handles The Clinic’s distribution, the film will be screened at an event called Scary Movies:
Film Society of Lincoln Center, October 28, 8:30PM, Lincoln Center, New York.
Reblog and spread the word! :)
Wanted to spam Legend of the Seeker, but also wanted to do some Spartacus. Ended up picspamming The Clinic.
GET WELL SOON, ANDY <3
In today’s heartbreaking news: Andy Whitfield’s cancer has returned. :(