Breaking: Spartacus Star Andy Whitfield Dead at 39

TMZ is reporting that the actor who portrayed Spartacus on the Starz series has died after a lengthy battle with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

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.”

Very sad. Production on the second season of Spartacus was delayed before Whitfield eventually dropped out of the role to be replaced by Liam McIntyre.

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