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After the news of Whitfield’s death broke, several in Hollywood took to Twitter to share their condolences. I wasn’t sure what it was. He appeared in several Australian television series, such as Opening Up, All Saints, The Strip, Packed to the Rafters, and McLeod's Daughters. In one gripping scene, a pale and hairless Whitfield – his body now ravaged by the treatment and a tumor so painful he soon wouldn’t be able to walk – lies on his back as he’s fed through a CT scan. Whitfield decided to hold nothing back, exposing himself both at his best – as he embraces his children or mugs for the camera – and at his darkest moments. Spartacus creator Steven DeKnight Rest in peace. In a preview clip from the film, Whitfield himself explains the meaning of the project’s title, which he had tattooed on his arm. THE beloved wife of actor Andy Whitfield has tearfully recalled the brave Spartacus star's final words to his kids: "I am going to go to sleep now as my body won't work any more. Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller Starz, with Whitfield’s blessing, later replaced him in the title role with Liam McIntyre. After a relatively mild round of chemotherapy, by September he felt healthy enough to return to the New Zealand set for season two. “When we decided to do this, we felt that if we’re going to go through something like this, let’s see what we can learn and share,” Vashti Whitfield tells PEOPLE. Shocked to hear of Andy Whitfield's passing. © 2020 The Hollywood Reporter So sad. If you need help finding the right words, view our. ‘Be here now’ is all about being present and not fearing what you don’t know.”. Get push notifications with news, features and more. This intimate story is now being made into a film called Be Here Now from Academy Award-nominated director-producer Lilibet Foster, funded in part by an online Kickstarter campaign. We have a man crying, ‘I’m terrified I’m going to die and I have to leave my children,'” says his wife. 8:14 PM PDT 9/11/2011 Introducing ... PEOPLE's Products Worth the Hype. RIP... Diector Norman Buckley (Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars) No words to express the depth of such a loss. About Our Ads The obituary was featured in Legacy on September 11, 2011, and The Record/Herald News on September 13, 2011. That’s it, breathe out. Whitfield died Sunday of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. #RIP, STORY: Liam McIntyre to Replace Andy Whitfield on 'Spartacus'. Andy Whitfield passed away. God bless Andy Whitfield. A life cut way too short. “It’s going to be a very beautiful, inspiring and uplifting film, not the least of which is an amazing love story between him and his wife.”, Adds Sam Maydew, a producer of the film: “Andy never wavered, not once, even though the treatment was really hard and some of the experiences were really tough. He was diagnosed with the disease 18 months ago while prepping for the second season the Starz series. So sad. Sitemap | The footage ends about two weeks before Whitfield’s death on Sept. 11, 2011, and his passing is told through Vashti recounting how he said goodbye. The actor decided to undergo traditional treatments, but also explored ancient Eastern practices in India to bolster his immune system “to get him into the best state of being that he could be.”. “And I’m open to the journey and to the discovers and to the adventure of all of this. Nothing says a family vacation like an RV, Princess Diana died when Harry was just 12 years old, It's looked — and felt — like a whole different world as we've been social distancing and attempting to keep each other safe, See All the Celebs Taking RV Trips This Summer, The Sweetest Photos of Princes Harry with Diana, From Empty Streets to Virtual Weddings: What Life Has Looked Like During the Coronavirus Pandemic. RIP Andy! Eyes pressed shut, he groans in agony while his wife speaks to him through a microphone from another room. After months of clashing swords and seeking vengeance, Andy Whitfield – the chiseled gladiator from TV’s Spartacus: Blood and Sand – ended the first season exhausted with an aching back. An actor who had just entered the prime of his career. Text us for exclusive photos and videos, royal news, and way more. “We did video diaries. At the time, Whitfield – a former engineer who was literally discovered on the street to become a model and later actor – had been married for nine years. Breathe into the pain.”, The results are mixed, with the couple being told by phone that “the disease is there but it’s less than it was before.”, “It’s going the right way,” Whitfield responds hopefully, and his wife pats his bald head, saying, “Well done.”. “Otherwise, it’s just another wasted journey.”. The then-38-year-old Whitfield had cancer, specifically stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma. If you would like to opt out of browser push notifications, please refer to the following instructions specific to your device and browser: this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Manager Sam Maydew says Whitfield died Sunday of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Sydney, Life is a gift. Hollywood was quick to share its sadness over the death of former Spartacus star Andy Whitfield. X-Men: First Class co-writer Zack Stentz You can be beautiful, strong & on top of the world & it can all be taken away in a moment. Returning to Sydney, Australia, Whitfield then began a rigorous regime of chemotherapy – the film shows the IV dripping into his hand, his wife shaving off his remaining hair. Terriers star Donal Logue “In my heart, I am convinced that this is all meant to be,” he says. THR staff Non-hodgkins lymphoma & 67 other terminal illnesses need not be fatal if a marrow donor can be found- @bethematch.org. Life your life accordingly. You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. Pledges are being accepted through July 23 toward the $200,000 target minimum to get the movie edited and into film festivals. Seeking to inspire others, he allowed documentary cameras to capture his final months. The Hollywood Reporter, LLC is a subsidiary of Prometheus Global Media, LLC. Hollywood was quick to share its sadness over the death of former Spartacus star Andy Whitfield. And it wasn’t going away.”. View their obituary at Legacy.com He … “There was a lot of pain at the end of that. He was so committed to this and knew that no matter how it turned out, that this was going to be helpful to other people and inspiring to other people. Every moment is precious. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for Andy Whitfield (17 Oct 1971–11 Sep 2011), Find a Grave Memorial no. UPDATE: Andy Whitfield's Death: Fans React to the 'Spartacus' Star Losing Battle With Lymphoma. Whitfield died Sunday of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. FACEBOOK Cancer sucks. He was an amazing actor! Actress Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) He had to drop out of the hit Starz show. ", "What a Great Hero Andy, fighting the big C!!! Whitfield was born in Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales.He studied engineering at Sheffield Hallam University in England. He was my age... #Spartacus, STORY: Andy Whitfield Not Returning to 'Spartacus'. Damn. Actor Mehcad Brooks (Necessary Roughness, True Blood) But a lesson--there are no guarantees. That’s when a routine checkup for insurance discovered that the cancer had returned. REST IN PEACE, MR. WHITFIELD, Community star Joel McHale (retweeting Fuller's tweet)

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