Andy Whitfield, Star of “Spartacus: Blood And Sand” Dead at 39

Andy Whitfield, star of the hit show “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” died Sunday in Sydney, Australia. Whitfield, 39, had been battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma since being re diagnosed with the disease in March of 2010 downloaden netflix op pc.

Whitfield was from Wales but lived in Australia and was a relatively unknown actor when he was cast in the title role of the Starz Entertainment series, also starring John Hannah and Lucy Lawless download classic solitaire free of charge. “Spartacus” packed the story of an actual Roman gladiator who led a slave revolt from 73 to 71 B.C. with blood, sex and violence. The show premiered in January 2010 and was a runaway sensation photos from dropbox.

Whitfield had already signed on for a second season of “Spartacus” when a regular checkup showed the return of his cancer. He took what was said to be a temporary leave from the show to focus on treatment download images sony xperia.

Starz revamped “Spartacus” in Whitfield’s absence, turning plans for a second season into a six episode prequel, “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.” Whitfield was later said to be in remission and plans went forward for a full season two with Whitfield back in the title role herunterladen.

Unfortunately Whitfield’s cancer recurred and Starz chose to recast the role of Spartacus for Season two, “Spartacus: Vengeance.”  Australian actor Liam McIntyre was cast to to replace Whitfield lustige sounds zumen.

“Andy’s such a wonderful actor,” McIntyre said at the time of the decision. “I don’t want to follow that guy, and everybody hurts that he’s had to give up the role, myself included.”

Starz president and chief executive, Chris Albrecht released a statement after Whitfield’s death saying Whitfield faced cancer with courage, strength and grace microsoft windows 10 herunterladen. “The man who played a champion on-screen was also a champion in his own life,” Albrecht’s statement said.

Whitfield is survived by his wife Vashti, two children and a sister herunterladen. His wife released a statement saying he had died in her arms and calling him “out beautiful young warrior.” Information regarding memorial plans had not yet been released assassins creed vollversion kostenlos downloaden pc.

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