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Author Topic: Andy Whitfield, Star of TV's Spartacus, Dies of Cancer at 39  (Read 611 times)
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« on: September 11, 2011, 08:45:35 PM »

Andy Whitfield, who starred in TV's Spartacus: Blood and Sand – only to leave the show to treat a recurrence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma – died Sunday of the disease at age 39.

The actor's wife Vashti said in a statement that the "beautiful young warrior" died on a "sunny Sydney morning" in the "arms of his loving wife," the Associated Press reports.


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‘Spartacus’ Marathon Will Honor Late Actor
by Reuters
Sep 16th, 2011 | 3:55 PM | Comments 0   
By Kimberly Potts

LOS ANGELES ( -The Starz network has scheduled a special marathon of “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” to honor the series’ breakout star, 39-year-old Andy Whitfield, who died on September 11 after a battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Five episodes, including the first episode and the first season finale, will air at 9 p.m. on October 2. The entire first season will air on December 16.

Whitfield, who was cast as the titular warrior after a lengthy talent search by producers, starred in the entire first season and was preparing to film season two when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in March 2010.

The network postponed production and planned to resume the series once Whitfield recovered, and he was believed to be in remission in June, but the disease returned, and by September, he was forced to drop out of the project.

Australian actor Liam McIntyre has been cast as the new Spartacus, and the series, now titled “Spartacus: Vengeance,” is scheduled to premiere on Starz in January.
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