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Spartacus' Andy Whitfield Has Passed Away

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So sad. It doesn't seem fair. He was so young.

Andy Whitfield, best known for his role as Spartacus on the Starz series, passed away over the weekend. After 18 months, Andy lost his battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, passing away in his home of Sydney, Australia yesterday afternoon.

The family released a statement, saying:

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

Truly, truly a significant loss. We can't imagine what his loved ones are going through right now.

We offer our condolences to all of his family, friends and fans. He will be missed dearly.

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26 comments to “Spartacus' Andy Whitfield Has Passed Away”

  1. 1

    This breaks my heart…

  2. rcs says – reply to this


    I'm glad you stopped self promoting and posting trash about trash (reality "stars") long enough to read TMMMZZZ and realize that something happened to a real celebrity…step it up pnasty!

  3. 3

    yeah. breaks my heart too. really ruined my night. it is not fair, and so sad.

    i thought of him often, hoping he would be able to recover.

    : (


  4. 4

    Wow, that's awful. I thought he was beating it :(

  5. 5

    omg im so sad, he was a beautiful man, great actor, great man, god bless him, hope his family can get through it.

  6. rcs says – reply to this


    and RIP andy….

  7. 7

    Masturbating to old episodes of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" just won't feel the same anymore.

  8. 8

    Re: Hey Gurrrl – LMFAO!!

  9. 9

    he's def. gonna make a gorgeous angel. rip beauty.

  10. 10

    RIP Andy you were a good egg :(

  11. 11

    Totally brokenhearted.
    Andy Whitfield was a great actor and made Spartacus his own.
    He fought the good fight. A true warrior until the end…

    Prayers to his family and those close to him.
    Rest in Peace, Andy.

  12. 12

    This is so sad… :(
    I would have loved to watch him on tv for the next 20 years or more.. Sometimes death really sucks the big one, but with out it, life would be meaningless.

    May he rest in peace.

  13. Bytch says – reply to this


    Very sad. "Doesn't seem fair"??? Um, it isn't. Also, you were one of the last outlets to report this….which is also sad. I was hoping he'd pull through, I loved that show and he was gorgeous, as I'm sure he was on the inside.

  14. 14

    That's so sad ! What a waste :(

  15. 15

    RIP I cried :'(

  16. 16

    Gone too soon. RIP Andy! You are in the arms of the angels now. Prayers to his family.

  17. 17

    This is damn sad. Andy Whitfield was awesome, intense and beautiful as Spartacus in "Spartacus: Blood and Sand". I thought he was on his was to become something big after the first season and then illness struck instead. My prayers go out to his family.

  18. 18

    This is sad & unfair, though I find it hard to go along with a comment like that on this site given how the Jackass death earlier in the year got the same comments.

    This? Unfair. A Jackass dying after repeatedly driving drunk and reckless? Fair & predictable.

  19. 19

    rip andy…

  20. 20

    Noooo! This is soo sad! I watched Spartacus when he was in it, and saw a couple of interviews he did, and he seemed like a great guy. Soo young too.

    RIP, you will be missed!

  21. 21

    Re: Hey Gurrrl – I truly wish you had the capability to feel shame and remorse, so you could feel on your own skin just how repulsive you are.

  22. 22

    Can't image what his loved ones must be feeling at the moment, I wish them all the strength they need to get through this. Rest in peace, Andy.

  23. 23

    so very sad. we got the news yesterday (in NZ). i always hoped he would recover and be back for the next season. glad we got a full season of spartacus with him before he got too sick. RIP

  24. 24

    That is too bad, he was excellent in the role of Spartacus. My condolences to his family.

  25. 25

    so sad i loved him in spartacus,he seemed like a loving family man too. rip andyxx

  26. 26

    Re: Everything popular is wrong. – I feel no shame whatsoever. Especially not on this site. It creeps me out to know that the guys I masturbate to are dead. Makes me feel like I'm participating in a form of distant necrophilia. I would hope it weirds you out too…? Unless you're in to that kinda thing?? But Still, I'm sad he is no longer with us. :'(