[ad#ad-1]This is truly sad news, Andy Whitfield know for his awesome portrial of Spartacus in the Hit Stars TV show Spartacus: Blood & Sand has passed away at the age of 39. Andy had been battling lymphoma (cancer), which is why hi was replaced as Spartacus in the hit TV show. We truly have lost a great talent at a young age. Our condolences to his Wife and family. Rest in Peace
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.
Born in Wales and a resident of Australia, Whitfield was preparing for a second season in September 2010 when he announced that he would not be returning to the Starz series so he could undergo aggressive cancer treatment. He was replaced by actor Liam McIntyre.
In Whitfield’s statement, he said, “It seems that it is time for myself and my family to embark on another extraordinary journey.”