Last Sunday, Aussie actor Andy Whitfield passed away age 39. The star of the break-out TV hit SPARTACUS was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in March 2010, but was initially expected to overcome the cancer. Starz Entertainment, the creator of the TV series, held off making a second season as long as possible in anticipation of Andy's recovery. Unfortunately it never came.
Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht said: "We were fortunate to have worked with Andy in SPARTACUS and came to know that the man who played a champion on-screen was also a champion in his own life."
Andy, farewell and thank you!