Spartacus Blood And Sand
September 12, 2011 by Post Team
Whitfield, who played the title role in the drama of the swords and sandals controversy, had been diagnosed with cancer.
He found that non-Hodgkin lymphoma during a routine checkup last year just before you start shooting the second season of the drama, set in the Roman Empire. Doctors said at the time the cancer are detected in its early stages and he was “very treatable.”
Manager Whitfield, Sam Maydew, said the actor died of NHL in Sydney, Australia on Sunday.
In a statement, Whitfield’s wife, Vashti, described her husband as “a beautiful young warrior” who died in the “arms of his beloved wife.”
“On a beautiful sunny spring morning in Sydney, surrounded by his family in the arms of his beloved wife, the beautiful young warrior Andy Whitfield lost his 18 month battle with lymphoma cancer,” he said in a statement.
“He died peacefully, surrounded by love. Thanks to all fans, whose love and support that will help bring this point. He will be remembered as the man who inspired, brave and gentle husband and father he was.”
The actor was a virtual unknown when he was selected as Spartacus in the theater, which drew controversy due to its rigid sex and violent stories. The drama, also starring John Hannah, had scenes of orgies, full-frontal nudity and extreme violence.
Whitfield, Amlwch in North Wales, studied engineering at Sheffield University and worked in London for five years before moving to Sydney in 1999. In Australia he worked as engineering inspections Abseil buildings like the Sydney Opera House for potential problems.
After taking a course of action, became a familiar face in commercials and got the lead in the action thriller Gothic Gabriel in 2006.
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