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RIP Andy Whitfield


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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   mattCR

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Posted September 11 2011 - 01:11 PM

Star of the first run of "Spartacus".

He really dominated that role and absolutely filled that part; especially in the back half of the season.  He'll be missed.


Very young for his loss.



Andy Whitfield -- who left the show "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" after he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma -- died today in Sydney, Australia. He was 39.

Whitfield's wife issued a statement, saying her husband died on a "sunny Sydney morning" in the "arms of his loving wife."

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#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted September 11 2011 - 01:14 PM

This is very upsetting. If not for his cancer, he would have been a major star. He was absolutely brilliant as Spartacus and nothing but big things were ahead of him. I'm not saying that's the most important thing, as his family life was obviously very important to him and his loved ones will miss him for a lot more than his acting career. But, he had a charisma about him and was about as far from the wussified Hollywood male as you could get. Really, really hate to hear this. It should also be noted that he was exceedingly generous towards the actor filling the role, giving him as many tips and pointers as he could.

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Posted September 11 2011 - 01:42 PM

He gave us such a wonderful performance in Spartacus its shame illness has cut him down at such a young age.

#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted September 11 2011 - 02:23 PM

Very sad to read this and mourn his loss, both artisically and for his friends and family. We're all the poorer for his demise.

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Posted September 11 2011 - 02:52 PM

RIP, Mr. Whitfield.
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Posted September 11 2011 - 03:47 PM

Too sad I thought he was great in this TV series. RIP
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Posted September 11 2011 - 03:54 PM

Very sad.
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#8 of 11 OFFLINE   mattCR

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Posted September 12 2011 - 12:10 AM

Friends and others pay tribute http://insidetv.ew.c...hitfield-death/
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#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Quentin

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Posted September 12 2011 - 05:39 AM

Terrible news. Really liked his work.

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Posted September 12 2011 - 12:21 PM

Cancer is such a terrible disease, the show starters as my wife was battling the Disease, she died shortly after Andy announced his illness, rip Andy
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Posted September 12 2011 - 01:39 PM

I've read your posts about your wife before, and if I've neglected to do so before, I offer my condolences. My grandmother died from the disease 21 years ago, and we have a member at the HTF battling cancer right now. Hopefully, within a hundred years' time, it will just be a memory.




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