I was very saddened to hear that Andy Whitfield passed away yesterday after losing his battle with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Andy was best known for his breakout role on Spartacus: Blood and Sand although some may recognise him from appearances in various Australian shows and the movie Gabriel. Unfortunately we never got the chance to see him in many other things. While I didn’t know him personally, Andy always seemed like a fun-loving guy that really enjoyed what he did. A video of him hanging out with Freddie Wong and his crew provides a great look at the man behind the gladiator.
Andy passed away in his wife’s arms at their Sydney home yesterday morning. He was 37. Far too young.
Rest in Peace Andy, we’ll miss you.