After battling against non-Hodgkin Lymphoma after Spartacus
Season 1 and going into remission, Andy had to battle once again when the
disease came back and for 18 months he was in a fight for his life.
Unfortunately this was one opponent he couldn't win against and yesterday, Andy
lost the battle and passed away in Sydney.
This site will remain as a tribute to the man and the actor. I met Andy in 2009
during the Starship Supernova event. Lucy was there to sing and Andy and other
cast members were there for support. He was such a gentle, humble guy. There was
something so serene about him. He wasn't what I was expecting "Spartacus" to be.
He brought something quite unique to the role. Thank you Andy.
condolences go out to his wife Vashti, his children, his family, and his
There will be many who didn't know Andy other than on the screen who will also
mourn the passing of this great warrior.
Rest in peace Andy. The battle is over.
DONATE TO THE OFFICIAL ANDY WHITFIELD TRUST FUND
Many people have been asking how they can help Andy's family. Lucy
has sent in the following note and way to help the family out - trust fund has
been set up where you can donate to help out.
A trust fund has been set up for Andy's family. We are all keen to let Vashti
know that her unwavering support of her husband's career was very much
appreciated. Without her, Andy would never have left his career as a structural
engineer to fulfill his dreams. She put her own career on hold to back him up.
Filming schedules often leave the partner holding the baby 60 + hours a week for
months on end. Andy's wife was a tower of strength through thick and thin. We
want her to know how touched we were by his portrayal of Spartacus and how
grateful we are for her part in it.
The most important thing for Andy is that his family are supported in their
future and so a facility has been established for anyone who wishes to
How to Transfer Money from US to Australia for Andy Whitfield Trust Fund Via
Bank details for accepting payment to Andy Whitfield's Estate.
Please note, this is an AUD currency account based in Australia so any transfers
will be deemed foreign transfers on their end.
HSBC Bank Australia
Account Name: RGM Artist Group Pty Ltd Trust Account
Swift Code: HKBAAU2S
Branch Code: 343-001
Account No: 206 036 002
Reference: "Whitfield Donation"