Andy Whitfield, Original Spartacus: Blood and Sand Star, Dead at 39

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Andy Whitfield, the British actor who starred on the first season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, has passed away from non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was 39.

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Whitfield was diagnosed with treatable Stage 1 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in March of 2010, but determined to be cancer-free two months later.

However, Starz announced in September of that year that Whitfield would not be return for the show's second season because he had to undergo “aggressive treatment” for a recurrence of the disease. Australian actor Liam McIntyre was named Whitfield's successor.

In a statement released to the Associated Press, it was announced that a “beautiful young warrior,” passed away on a “sunny Sydney morning” in the “arms of his loving wife.” Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones.

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Spartacus season two won't be the same what a bumer

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Gone but not forgotten. Your legacy shall live on forever in the hearts of those you left behind. go in peace my friend and thank u.

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Sorry..typo.....*Andy

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It breaks my heart to c you have passed on..I am a die hard fan.. I love u Alan n may God bless ur soul n protect ur family!

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I was really expected and excited that u are on second spartacus the vengeance andy whitfield coz I really like u on that movie. And I felt sad now that you're not here anymore but you will always here in my heart. I adore you so much. I will love you forever.

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rust zacht, ik zal je missen.

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Really, it was a personal but strong fight. You remain an incredible personality. We love and appreciate your characterization. You will always be in our hearts.

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Its a sad story I still can't believe he is gone....I'm going to miss him, his movies & order tins may ur soul rest in perfect peace....MY HERO AMEN....

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its sad to c d gud 1ce go,bt as d sayin goes God knos best. Rest in perfect peace andy n may u always b in our hrts. Lots of luv

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Am sad 2 miss a hero like u,i play may you sleep well til we met again.RIP