Andy Whitfield, best known in his role as Spartacus in Starz TV Series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, passed away early Sunday morning.

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Andy Whitfield, best known in his role as Spartacus in Starz TV Series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, passed away early Sunday morning in Sydney, Australia at the young age of 39. He sadly lost his ongoing battle with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer.

“On a beautiful sunny Sydney spring 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,” Whitfield’s wife Vashti said in a statement. “He passed peacefully surrounded by love. Thank you to all his fans whose love and support have help carry him to this point. He will be remembered as the inspiring, courageous and gentle man, father and husband he was.”

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