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Andy Whitfield: Dead at 39

Andy Whitfield: Dead at 39

Andy Whitfield, star of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, died on Sunday (September 11) in Sydney, Australia, USA Today reports.

The 39-year-old actor lost his battle to non-Hodgkin Lymphoma after an eighteen month battle with the disease.

Andy‘s wife said in a statement that he died on a “sunny Sydney morning” in the “arms of his loving wife.”

Andy was a small time actor until he was cast in the hit Starz series. In January, it was announced that Liam McIntyre would take over for Andy‘s role in the series.

Our deepest condolences go out to Andy‘s family and friends.

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  • linh

    May he RIP. A life taken WAY too early.

  • http://n/a dj tuttyram

    “Small Time Actor” eh? Does that make you a “small time blogger”? … Douchebag.

  • [~Fug Face Man!ston~]

    ..Horrible news. I really liked Spartacus, and was hoping he’d get better. Was shocked when I seen it on TMZ.

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  • Spartacus

    It’s so sad, because I remember when he went to Comic Con he had mentioned that his disease was contained and he was on his way to recovery. He even mentioned being ready to start filming season 2 of Spartacus. This is really shocking to know he is gone.

  • Torrance

    Holy sh*t. Noooo. Just nooo :(

  • mar

    Why do good people always leave and the bad ones keep breathing?

  • Gulglubber

    My husband and I are heartbroken, so sorry to the wife and loved ones. Too soon. So sad. God Bless.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    RIP Andy. You were awesome as Spartacus. Deepest condolences go out to your wife and kids.

  • So&So

    I DESPISE Cancer with every fiber of my being. Period.

    Condolences and prayers for Andy’s family and friends. A true talent gone to soon. Rest well Spartacus.

  • Anya

    it just sucks!
    not fair.

  • loserbunny

    May he rest in peace. It’s such a shame to think that someone so fit and strong can be taken so quickly thru such a devastating disease. May his family stay strong in their time of despair.

  • Elle

    The 9-11 coverage is seriously depressing, I’m already real low.
    So I go on JJ for some celeb gossip and this is what greets me, I can’t take it. Andy :(

  • Emmy

    Andy come back :(

  • Manny

    Truly devastating news. May God bless his family and friends. A true talent lost too soon. Heartbreaking.

  • brittany

    @dj tuttyram: How is your comment any better?

    RIP to Andy

  • Lily

    RIP Andy

  • nono

    Great actor, great person and all around good family man. Its truly sad how correct ‘the good ones die young’ statement is. Best wishes to his wife and kids I hope they stay strong because this is really heartbreaking.

  • zelda

    Forever young forever beautiful Andy.
    Miss you.

  • Jaz

    When I saw this now I was just shocked. Why are we shocked? We knew he was sick. But I really thought he was better. totally off guard.
    And just really sad. Just sadness for someone I never knew.

  • wYndYdaY

    @brittany: Well to me he’s not a small time actor. His acting was amazing. RIP Andy – love.

  • tulino

    RIP, god bless him, he was a true star and i was a big fan :((

  • Cal

    Andy Whitfield now trending on Twitter.

  • Ashley

    Wont forget u andy. So many people loved u in Ur 39 years on earth and we always will.

  • Susan

    Way too young. :( Cancer is a horrible disease that cares nothing about who it takes from us. My condolences go to his wife, family and friend’s. RIP Andy.

  • dan

    News of his death all over net news and twitter.
    I think he’s great. But didn’t know myself just how big he is.
    Glad to see alot of people and the media care.

  • VeryTransparent

    So very sad I had hoped that this wouldn’t be the ultimate out come . . . my condolences to the family he will be greatly missed.

  • Carmen

    This is so sad¡ I can’t believe it¡
    God bless you Andy. You are missed already.

  • YvetteW

    Such sad news. I was hoping he would get better. God bless him & his family.

  • Tina

    Sooo sad…may he rest in peace and may God bless his familly… :’(

  • Justin

    Goodbye Spartacus. You will forever be remembered! T_T

  • Lalalove

    Cancer, you’re such a bully! Just go away! My goodness. May his soul r.i.p. My condolences.

  • Keenan

    R.I.P. Andy Whitfield. Spartacus truly won’t be the same without you. :(

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  • stanly

    so sad. my heart goes out to his family. he was so good on spartacus. he was so young too.

  • GreenCAT

    :( I’m so shocked when I saw this…loved him in Spartacus. RIP

  • Dianacc

    God no….why?……..why him? I literally yelled when i saw this and i can’t stop the tears from falling. I truly thought he would beat this cancer. I truly thought I would be seeing him doing big and better things. And now he’s gone. Rest in peace dear Andy.

  • lovelydee

    May he rest in peace.
    Praying for his loved ones.

  • nguyen tran gia linh

    Oh Nooooooooooooo I Can’t Believe So Sad :( I Vanna Cry :(((((

  • J&J

    So sad loved his character on Spartacus may he rest in peace

  • wtf?

    so sad he lost this battle,
    gone way too soon,
    my deepest sympathy to his family………….

  • siennagold

    That is so unfortunate. I thought he’d make it through. RIP Andy. My thoughts and prayers to his wife and family.

  • brittany

    @wYndYdaY: He isn’t a small time actor to me either, but I’m sure Jared was referring to his level of fame before Spartacus. Jared isn’t malicious. He was never a famous actor, but that has nothing to do with talent or important. Again RIP.

  • Kelly

    I can’t believe it …. I wish that’s a nightmare and to wake me as quickly as possible!
    I feel sick and I can not imagine the pain of his family and friends!
    Why? How again watch Spartacus without thinking of the loss of this man?
    So young…Rest in peace!
    My sincere condolences to his family!

  • KRL

    It’s a real shame. I have been impressed to see this news, not nearly what I expected .. I loved his role in Spartacus, a very good actor. I give condolences to his wife.

  • safinat

    I was so suprise when I saw it that he dead,spartacous is 1 of my favorite serie nd I watch it more than ten times,he die too young nd may his gentle soul rest in peac,u wil surely be miss.

  • http://auroresarrade aurore

    sad sad news !!!! great actor , gre

  • http://auroresarrade aurore

    sad sad news ..

  • Victoria

    OMG, so young… RIP, Andy.

  • ezumi

    Sad news. Was hoping he would recover from his illness and be well enough to return to the show. Condolences to his family and friends for their lost. Soar to Heaven , mighty warrior.