Andy Whitfield, the British star of US TV drama Spartacus: Blood and Sand, has died at the age of 39.
Whitfield died on Sunday in Sydney, Australia, 18 months after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, his family and manager said.
His wife, Vashti, described him as "our beautiful young warrior".
Whitfield was born in North Wales and moved to Australia in 1999. Actor Liam McIntyre took over Whitfield's role in the TV series when he became ill.
"On a beautiful sunny Sydney spring morning, surrounded by his family, in the arms of his loving wife, our beautiful young warrior Andy Whitfield lost his 18-month battle with lymphoma cancer," his wife said in a statement.
Son of a bitch.
I thought the guy did an excellent job in Spartacus.
Was really hoping he'd pull through to see what else he could do.
Sad to see a fucking handsome ass talented dude like him die.
He did a great job in Spartacus, I was disappointment that he won't appear in the second season but it's obviously not his fault.
Spartacus will still be on, just a new actor who looks almost mexican.
What the fuck man, that DUDE was AWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEESOME! Such a shame, I was really looking forward to the next season. FUCK CANCER!