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'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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Second Season of 'Spartacus' Postponed Due to Star's Health Problems

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 9th 2010 6:15PM
SpartacusMichael Ausiello is reporting that filming of the second season of 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' has been put off temporarily because of health problems that star Andy Whitfield is experiencing.

Whitfield has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and is undergoing treatment in New Zealand. Fortunately, the illness was caught early and Whitfield's prognosis is great. The show was supposed to start filming season two later this month but they will hold off until Whitfield gets better.

'Spartacus' airs Friday nights at 10 PM ET on STARZ.

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