Spartacus actor Andy Whitfield dies, aged 37

Former Spartacus: Blood and Sand actor Andy Whitfield has died, aged 37.

The Australian actor, who featured in the lead role in the New Zealand-filmed series, passed away on Sunday. He had been battling non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Whitfield was diagnosed 18 months ago with the form of cancer, as he was preparing for the second season of the Spartacus series.

Whitfield’s wife Vashti said in a statement that her “beautiful young warrior” passed away on a “sunny Sydney morning” in the “arms of his loving wife”.

Source: Stuff

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