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Andy Whitfield

Born: 1974-07-17 - Died: 2011-09-11
Cause of Death:
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma


Death Summary: In March of 2010, Whitfield was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and began undergoing treatment immediately in New Zealand. This delayed the production of season two of Spartacus: Blood and Sand. While waiting for Whitfield's treatment, Starz produced a six-part prequel entitled Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.

Whitfield was eventually declared cancer free, but received the devastating news that the cancer had returned and ultimately had to leave Spartacus for good.

A short 18 months after he was diagnosed, Whitfield died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Whitfield's wife, Vashti, issued the following statement: "On a beautiful sunny Sydney ... 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."

The creator of Spartacus, Steven DeKnight, said "No words to express the depth of such a loss. You will be deeply missed, my brother." Lucy Lawless, Whitfield's co-star in Spartacus, described him as "a gentle man who never said a bad word about anyone, a gifted photographer, engineer (no really!) and a brilliant actor. Andy’s incandescent film presence made men want to be him and women want to marry him. Andy’s two babies will always know that their Daddy cherished them and their mother, Vashti, above all things. How lucky we were to have him grace all our lives. Godspeed, Andy!"

Who was Andy Whitfield : Whitfiled was a Welsh-born Australian model and actor, who is probably best known for his title role in the Starz television show Spartacus: Blood and Sand. In the show Whitfield plays Spartacus, a solider who is condemned to fight as a gladiator and who ultimately leads a rebellion against the Romans. Whitfield will also appear in the upcoming Australian thriller The Clinic.
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58 Signatures in Andy Whitfield's guestbook

  1. Connie Keel Says:

    you will be miss

  2. taribi jack Says:

    U wil b missed dearly,may ur gentle soul rest in perfect peace whitfeild

  3. James Noble Says:

    I am still in shock on the news of Andy passing. My heart and prayers go to his family and I am glad to hear that he was with his beautiful wife as he left us. You will be missed!!! Rest in peace Andy!!

  4. Torhile Igbaer Says:

    It’s shocking news of your death, realy can’t believe it.

  5. Barbie Says:

    U will be missed Andy. May your soul rest in peace in heaven. May God give strength to your family and kids. May your gentle soul rest in peace !!!

  6. Michael Says:

    Your death has been a great loss.

  7. Simone Says:

    sooo sad at the fact that i never knew of your amazing work till know, will watch with pure honour of your spirit and courage. RIP

  8. tamara Says:

    I’m so shock and will definitely miss seeing his angelic face on screen.Gone too soon an amazing actor

  9. Rafael Says:

    R.I.P Andy, thank you for everything you have showed us, your family is in my prayers and thoughts.

  10. lasheria james Says:

    you will be missed. God’s hold this family close.

  11. Justin Says:

    i was not a fan but u will be missed

  12. Denise Says:

    Peace, Love & Healing to Andy’s family. May memories comfort you and hope of reunion sustain you. Namaste

  13. Star Boy 'korede Says:

    Andy Whitfield, I love your ultimate role in Spartacus… Really missed ya!

  14. Brian Says:

    rest in peace man your fan

  15. Stephanie White Says:

    My condolences to the family and he will be missed God bless you.

  16. N0nso destiny daSILVA Says:

    No m0re spartacus! We will miss you

  17. Juan Says:

    REST IN PEACE ANDY W

  18. Sherrie Walmsley Says:

    You were a true champion but now you are an angel. You will be missed. Rest in peace Andy.

  19. David Harvey Says:

    Andy had an unbelievable stage presence about him which led me to wanting to watch the entire season of Spartacus. A really good actor! Condolences to his family…

  20. Carl Lesoveck Says:

    My deepest condolence to Andy,s family and friends.

  21. Joyce Robinson Says:

    I was totally in shock to learn of Andy’s passing. i did not know he was sick or why he left the Spartacus series and was looking forward to his hopeful return. To Mrs Whitfield and his children, i pray that the love and memories he left you and his fans will live long and forever. He was a beautiful and wonderfully talented man whose presence will be missed by many who learned to love him. RIP Andy and GOD BLESS

  22. john Says:

    he died FOR SPARTAAAAAAAAAAA!

  23. Regina Maxim Says:

    From the first time I saw you on film (in Gabriel) I knew you were something special. Now you are truely with the angels. I will miss all the wonderful movies you would have made. Rest in peace, gentle warrior.

  24. Okiereteeguke Says:

    OMG!!!u will b highly missed down here in nigeria..we all love nd wz even waitin 4 ur next pack..nw u re gone!!!may ur gentle soul rest in peace.

  25. Okiereteeguke Says:

    You re a God son

  26. Jack Maxwell Says:

    Love you, babes :(

  27. Michael Ray Says:

    Thank you for your entertainment prowess you’ve shared to us…. We will miss you……….Godbless

  28. Michael Ray Says:

    Thank you for your entertainment prowess you’ve shared to us…. ……….Godbless

  29. misty hindmon Says:

    Thanx for all the good times while watching ya

  30. Antigoni konstanti Says:

    I feel like i lost a family member.This show isnt in Greece yet but wnen this arrive he will become are hero!Rest in peace great warrior!!You are irreplaceable!!!

  31. Abiodun Oyatogun Says:

    Infact is very painfu, dead of Andy Whitfield is wound my hearth and dont belive it until confirm from google before are is real. May gentle rest in house of Lood. Our father in heven will take care is two children. Will love you Andy Whitfield. Abey from Nigeria (Africa).

  32. hITLERS SERNADE Says:

    This IS SPARTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Candi Says:

    I am so very sorry, he was on of the reasons that I watch the show. I will miss him very much, its like he was a son that I don’ have.

  34. Elise Says:

    Spartacus would return…I am devasted by news of his death…I liked him so much…I thought he would become a great star…I am so sorry for his family…my heart is breaking for them. Rest in peace Andy.

  35. Elise Says:

    I was wondering when Spartacus would return…I am devasted by news of his death…I liked him so much…I thought he would become a great star…I am so sorry for his family…my heart is breaking for them. Rest in peace Andy.

  36. Doyle Sims Says:

    I have never been into T.V series till Andy Whitfield in Spartacus, cant seem to watch it anymore without him in it! He will be greatly missed in my book….

  37. torcia Says:

    amazin he was R.I.P

  38. Joyce Robinson Says:

    my heart was broken to hear of the news that andy had died..i love that show, Spartacus and never miss an episode..he was my favorite and was a physique for a lovely man. he was sexy, honest and had a good head on his shoulders. i will definitely miss him and may he rest in peace with GOD. My prayers go out to his wife and children. i wish there was something i could do for them but i will be praying that u get thru this but rememeber, he is with u always…my love to andy and his family he left behind.. RIP

  39. malik Says:

    may god keep u and bless u u were a great loss and bless ur family

  40. Debra A. Stoudemire Says:

    I can’t believe your gone. Your in Gods hands now. You came to do what you had to do which was show people how talented you are and how phanominal your work was. Thank you for that.

    you have your wings…now fly. God Bless Andy.

  41. Abdul Chukx Says:

    Words r nt enough,neither tears to express hw much we mis u.u wii always be loved nd mised.may the Lord Almighty grant your family heart to endure your departure.RIP Andy whitfield.

  42. Hans van Poelgeest Says:

    Such a shame that people die of cancer or sickness, andy’s roll of spartacus has inspired me and like a lot of viewers of the serie will be deeply missed, there is no other spartacus like him. Like the late STEVE ERWIN i feel like a hero has left to soon, one man can make a difference! Andy i hope you find peace and rest and shine upon your relatives from the heavens.

  43. Delight Hinge Says:

    You are brave enough in your role as spartacus, yet you aren’t in real life. we are already in the highest peak of loving you, yet you leave. we will really miss you..RIP..

  44. amrani joseph Says:

    only saw spartacus once and fell love with film he was good real good god bless them all

  45. Rita saab Says:

    You will be missed! U used to fill the screen with your charisma now u fill our heart with sadness and yet sweet memories.. You are a real gladiator

  46. Paul james Says:

    You were an inspiration and is sadly missed.

  47. Mike Kyle Says:

    What a short time you had and what a legacy you leave. God bless Andy, and god take care of your family. Only the good die young.

  48. Eric Says:

    My wife was in love with you…

  49. Tanya Thomas Says:

    I miss U my SPARTACUS <3

  50. Christa van Zyl Says:

    What a great actor. We will miss you!

  51. Nikolay Says:

    RIP Andy,hope you`re in better place :)

  52. pr Says:

    I was gutted when i heard of his death. R.I.P Andy

  53. janine Douglas Says:

    I watche his film gabriel in spanish and English plus spatacus in spanish good looking guy good actor

  54. janine Douglas Says:

    I watched his film gabriel in spanish and English plus spatacus in spanish good looking guy good actor

  55. ames Says:

    may god bless u…handsome face ,awesome work and a tragic exit from life….

  56. Robert Salas Says:

    I loved his acting…he was a great actor. May God have him in his kingdom

  57. ash farrell Says:

    didnt even realise. you will b missed :’(

  58. G Richardson Says:

    Shocked to hear that you have left us Andy. Rest well my friend you will not be forgotten


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