Monday, 12 September 2011

Andy Whitfield - RIP

'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' star Andy Whitfield has sadly died at the age of 39, from non-Hodgkins Lymphona. The Welsh-born actor died in his Australian home in the 'arms of his loving wife', Vashti.

Andy shot to fame in the title role of the Starz 'Spartacus' production and won a legion of fans and admirers due to his acting ability as well as his physique.

Some critics dismissed 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' as a poor 300-like imitation (I was one of them, initially) that hid behind gratuitous violence and nudity but on closer viewing it was a fine character-driven drama that only happened to be set during the Roman Empire.

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