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'Spartacus' Star Andy Whitfield

Dead at 39

9/12/2011 5:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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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."

Chris Albrecht, President and CEO of Starz (which aired "Spartacus"), released a statement saying, "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Andy Whitfield. We were fortunate to have worked with Andy in 'Spartacus' and came to know that the man who played a champion on-screen was also a champion in his own life."

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A.M.D    

How terrible for the family and his fans. We loved him on Spartucus. He will be missed.

1086 days ago
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sPaNkdEnALgAs    

OMG is all I could say when I read this. R.I.P. Andy. Say hello to my Patches for me...my prayers are with his family

1086 days ago
93.

John    

Damn...this is really turns out to be a sad day.

1086 days ago
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Murat     

It's a terrible loss...All our preys for him and for his family...RIP Mr.Whitfield. We never forget you "Spartacus".

1086 days ago
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nillo    

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, spartacus will never be the same!
condolence from Amsterdam, The Netherlands!
deepest symapathie to his family and friends! :( sad sad day

1086 days ago
96.

Juan Cruz    

he was too young..

Requiescat In Pace

1086 days ago
97.

adebayor    

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

1086 days ago
98.

Huseyin    

Allah rahmet eylesin

1086 days ago
99.

olu    

Hey Andy U are such a great star, we will all miss u

1086 days ago
100.

Cem    

God bless you spartacus...

1086 days ago
101.

G. MACK    

May the Lord Bless and keep your family.

1086 days ago
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ponyo    

NOOOOOOOO!This is terrible...I can hardly think. He was the best actor and model. The world has lost a great man.

1086 days ago
103.

Fredrik L    

Mucth love and respect 2 Andy and his famely/frends! You will be missed! BUT NOT FORGATTEN!!

Love and repsect from Sweden

1086 days ago
104.

jenna's full of crap    

Condolences to you and your family. Truly, you will be missed not only as Spactacus. But also as a friend, brother to us all. Take care my friend.

1086 days ago
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Mandii    

This is so sad to hear. He was a very talented young actor. He will be greatly missed.

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