Former Spartacus Star Passes Away
Posted by Sharlene Mousfar on September 13, 2011
Those who are fans of “Spartacus” on STARZ have known that the lead actor, Andy Whitfield had to leave the role due to a long battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The Welsh actor began undergoing treatment immediately which delayed production of season two of Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
We’re sad to report that Whitfield died at age 39 on September 11, 2011. In a statement from STARZ:
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Andy Whitfield,” said Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht. “We were fortunate to have worked with Andy in ‘Spartacus’ and came to know that the man who played a champion on-screen was also a champion in his own life. Andy was an inspiration to all of us as he faced this very personal battle with courage, strength and grace. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. He will live on in the hearts of his family, friends and fans.”
GS Reporter: Sharlene