Andy Whitfield

Spartacus prequel show coming, minus star with cancer

Starz is developing a prequel to its hit Spartacus that won't focus on its star, who has fallen ill.

Andy Whitfield, aka Spartacus, dies of lymphoma at age 39
Dec 15, 2012

Sadly, Andy Whitfield, who starred as the lead character in Starz' Spartacus: Blood and Sand, died yesterday in Sydney, Australia, only 18 months after he'd been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Spartacus star has cancer, but outlook is good
Dec 14, 2012

The star of the Starz series will begin treatment immediately in New Zealand.