Andy Whitfield star of Spartacus: Blood and Sand dies aged 39 | News

39 year old Welsh actor Andy Whitfield who burst onto our screens on the modern cult classic Spartacus: Blood and Sand, has been announced dead.
The actor’s Manager Sam Maydew states that Whitfield died on Sunday of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Sydney, Australia.

The Wales,United Kingdom born actor lived in Australia was a relative unknown until he was cast as in the title role in Spartacus which became a smash hit series for Starz network due in part to its graphic violence and sexuality. Whitfield was preparing for a second series of the show when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 18 months ago.

In a statement Whitfield’s wife Vashti called her husband a “beautiful young warrior” who died on a “sunny Sydney morning” in the “arms of his loving wife.”

Source: USA Today