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Starz Pays Tribute to Andy Whitfield With 'Spartacus' Marathon

by Maureen Ryan, posted Sep 16th 2011 1:15PM
Starz will pay tribute to the late Andy Whitfield by airing a 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' marathon Oct. 2.

The actor passed away Sept. 11 after an 18-month battle with cancer. As Friday's Starz press release noted, the 39-year old actor's "fans, friends, and colleagues alike have compared Whitefield's own persona, to that of the noble, brave, honorable gladiator character he played on screen."

The episodes to be screened starting at 9PM ET Oct. 2 will include the premiere and season finale. The other three episodes were not specified, but they will be "fan favorites" that "showcase his most memorable performances," according to the network.

By the way, the entire season of 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' (all 13 episodes) will air on Starz Dec. 16.

One last note: Ryan McGee and I discussed Whitfield's legacy on the most recent Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan podcast. You can find that here and here. All our 'Spartacus' coverage is here.

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