Starz Plans a Tribute to Andy Whitfield

Andy Whitfield stars in Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Andy Whitfield stars in 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' - © 2010 Starz Entertainment, LLC
Spartacus star Andy Whitfield passed away on September 11, 2011 after a battle with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Starz has planned a tribute to include fan-favorite episodes of the popular series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, in honor of the talented 39 year old actor. The tribute to Whitfield will showcase five episodes of Spartacus: Blood and Sand (including the show’s premiere and finale) and will air on Sunday, October 2nd at 9pm.
 
Starz will air the entire season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand on December 16, 2011.
 
“He was chosen after a worldwide search to find the perfect Hollywood star to play the title role with passion and grace. His fans, friends, and colleagues alike have compared Whitefield’s own persona, to that of the noble, brave, honorable gladiator character he played on screen,” stated the network in the press release announcing the tribute.
 
Source: Starz