"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. 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."
Whitfield was diagnosed with non-Hogkin lymphoma 18 months ago while preparing to shoot the second season of Spartacus. While waiting for Whitfield's recovery, Starz produced a six-part prequel, "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" with Whitfield only doing a brief voiceover.
In January though, Whitfield's condition got worse and Starz had no choice but to replace him with Australian actor Liam McIntyre.
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