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 Post subject: RIP Spartacus
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:18 am 
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Andy Whitfield, the British star of US TV drama, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, has died at the age of 39.

Whitfield died on Sunday in Sydney, Australia, 18 months after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, his family and manager said.

His wife, Vashti, described him as "our beautiful young warrior".

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Whitfield was born in Wales and moved to Australia in 1999. Actor Liam McIntyre took over Whitfield's role in the TV series when he became ill.

"On a beautiful sunny Sydney spring morning, surrounded by his family, in the arms of his loving wife, our beautiful young warrior Andy Whitfield lost his 18-month battle with lymphoma cancer," his wife said in a statement.

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"He passed peacefully surrounded by love. Thank you to all his fans whose love and support have helped carry him to this point. He will be remembered as the inspiring, courageous and gentle man, father and husband he was."

Chris Albrecht, president and chief operating officer of US TV network Starz, said he was "deeply saddened" by Whitfield's loss.

"We were fortunate to have worked with Andy in Spartacus and came to know that the man who played a champion on-screen was also a champion in his own life," Albrecht said in a statement.

"Andy was an inspiration to all of us as he faced this very personal battle with courage, strength and grace," he added.

Whitfield played the title role in all 13 episodes of the first series, screened in 2010, and was about to shoot the second series when he was diagnosed with cancer.

Spartacus, which attracted media attention in the US for its graphic scenes of sex and violence, was first seen in the UK on the now defunct Bravo channel before moving to Sky One.

In an interview with the Deadline Hollywood website last year, Whitfield said having cancer had taught him some important lessons.

"After the initial shock - I was a healthy young man and had no idea this could happen - it was frustrating that the first season was ending on such a high note."

But he added he then found "time to heal, figure things out and spend time with my family. Stay in the now and enjoy every moment."

Whitfield's Spartacus co-star Lucy Lawless also paid tribute to the actor in a statement to EW:

"Andy Whitfield left an indelible mark on all of us in the Spartacus family," she said. "He was a gentle man who never said a bad word about anyone, a gifted photographer, engineer (no really!) and a brilliant actor.

"How lucky we were to have him grace all our lives. Godspeed, Andy!"


:( Sad news. RIP.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Spartacus
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:04 am 
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Very sad news. Spartacus was epic. RIP Andy. :(

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Anybody still watch this? I think this weeks episode with the arena fire was probably the best to date.. (S02E05 or S03E05 if you include the prequels)

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Anybody still watch this? I think this weeks episode with the arena fire was probably the best to date.. (S02E05 or S03E05 if you include the prequels)


Yup.

I like the way they've tied all 3 series together so far with this latest offering. Really looking forward to the rest of the series.


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Yup.

I like the way they've tied all 3 series together so far with this latest offering. Really looking forward to the rest of the series.

Yeah i knew Gannicus had to return because he was real person in the actually historically events.

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