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‘Spartacus’ Star Andy Whitfield Died with Cancer

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Andy Whitfield, the star of ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ has lost his life with cancer on Sunday, September 11, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. Vashti, the wife of 39-year-old, Whitfield, released a statement saying that, the actor is beautiful young warrior. She also added that, he died on a sunny Sydney morning in her arms. Steven Knight, the creator of the series tweeted that, he has no words, to express the depth of such a loss and said that, Andy would be deeply missed. The death of Andy happened, after he was diagnosed with the disease, 18 months ago.

Chris Albrecht, the president and CEO of Starz said that, they are deeply in sad by the loss of their dearest friend and colleague. He also went on saying that, they are lucky to have worked with him and also learned that, he was a champion in his own life, just like on-screen. He was an inspiration to them, by fighting his personal battle with cancer, with courage, strength and grace.

Andy Whitfield has appeared in all the ‘Spartacus’ 13 episodes of the first season, in the year 2010 and was getting ready to film the shoot, after he was diagnosed with cancer. He has two children with his wife. As per the reports, Straz network has announced that, he will be replaced by fellow Australian actor, Liam McIntyre to play the role.

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