|Andy Whitfield as Spartacus|
Monday, September 12, 2011
Spartacus: Death of a Legend
Andy Whitfield was an Australian born actor who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He battled the disease shy of two years. He was 39 years old. For those that have not watched him in action his show is currently available on Netflix but you might also be able to catch it on Starz in reruns. There are many memorable scenes. One thing that I could appreciate about Andy, he could take one helluva an ass beating. He also dealt out death like it was cool. The show is bloody, violent and sexy but there was more.
For those who watched the show, the one thing that struck me was Spartacus and his love for his wife. I could get into the whole synopsis of the show. Instead I will share Spartacus was a warrior who then was enslaved. He fought for his life hoping to see his wife again. He loved his wife dearly and Andy conveyed the emotion needed for the role.
I am truly saddened to learn of his death. It's also odd the show will continue without Andy Whitfield. He will be missed by a devoted wife, son, daughter, family, friends and fans. I am sure Mistress is about three quarters of her way through the Chunky Monkey and sour cream and onion potato chips. She was touched when it came to Spartacus. Rest in peace Andy, you will be missed.