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October 10, 2015


'Spartacus' Star Andy Whitfield Has Died at 39

by Maureen Ryan, posted Sep 11th 2011 10:25PM

Andy Whitfield, who played the title role in the first season of Starz's 'Spartacus,' passed away Sunday. The actor was 39.

"No words to express the depth of such a loss," 'Spartacus' creator Steven DeKnight said Sunday evening on Twitter. "You will be deeply missed, my brother."

According to a statement released to the AP by Whitfield's family, he died at home," on a sunny Sydney morning, in the "arms of his loving wife." His wife Vashti called him a "beautiful young warrior."

"He passed peacefully surrounded by love," said the statement from Vashti Whitfield. "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."

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Desperate Housewives: What Would We Do Without You?

by Jen Creer, posted May 14th 2007 1:31AM
mike delfino(S03E22) I know this is going to sound absolutely insane, but I like Edie better now than I ever had before. I know she gets more and more manipulative with every episode, but she also becomes more human. It's not like she isn't completely predictable. If Carlos doesn't know her well enough by now to figure out that she is lying about wanting a baby, then I don't really think we can put all the blame on her just because he's a moron. I know that Carlos desperately wants a baby (a son, apparently), but is he really blind to how Edie has treated Travers for his entire life up until recently?

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"Rowdy" Roddy Piper diagnosed with lymphoma

by Anna Johns, posted Nov 29th 2006 6:35PM
roddy piper"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, one of the most charismatic characters on televised wrestling in the 1980s, has been diagnosed with lymphoma. Up until two weeks ago, Piper, 52, was touring Europe with World Wrestling Entertainment, but then he returned to Canada to have a doctor check out discomfort in his back. It turns out, he has a cancerous tumor on a disc on his spine. He'll begin treatment immediately, with the support of his wife and four children. Piper told a Canadian newspaper that he's determined to defeat the cancer.

Piper shared the wrestling spotlight with Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan in the 1980s, starring in the first of the Wrestlemania events. He even co-starred in a Saturday morning cartoon with fellow wrestlers. Piper's real name is Roderick George Toombs, but he chose Roddy Piper as his wrestling alter-ego, complete with bagpipe and Scottish "rage".

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