Spartacus star Andy Whitfield dies at 39

News Simon Brew 12 Sep 2011 - 07:37
Andy Whitfield

Tragic news: Andy Whitfield, the star of Spartacus: Blood And Sand, has died at the age of 39.

A horrible, horrible story to start the week with, this one. Andy Whitfield, star of Starz’s smash-hit Spartacus series, has died, at the age of 39.

Whitfield was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma as season two of Spartacus: Blood And Sand was being prepared, and while Starz held up production of the show, it was soon announced that he would not be returning.

Steven DeKnight, the executive producer and creator of Spartacus: Blood And Sand, said on Twitter that there are “No words to express the depth of such a loss. You will be deeply missed, my brother.”

Our thoughts are with Whitfield’s family. Thanks for everything, Mr Whitfield. You’ll be missed.

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