Spartacus star Andy Whitfield - "towards the end of filming, he began to suffer backache, Andy put it down to his training schedule. He consulted sports physicians but none could diagnose the problem. By early 2010 the pain was unbearable...a full body scan revealed he had stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma. After multiple rounds of chemo Andy passed away on Sept. 11, 2011.
ANDY WHITFIELD The handsome Welsh star of Spartacus: Blood and Sand announced his exit from the show in Sept. 2010, after suffering a recurrence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Whitfield succombed to the cancer on Sept. 11 at age 39. His wife, Vashti, told the AP the "beautiful young warrior" died in the "arms of his loving wife."