The 9/11 10th anniversary was already sad enough to go on thru this day, then a another terrible news hit us today a great actor, son, brother, father and husband has left many mourning for his sudden death Spartacus actor Andy Whitfield lost his battle to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he is survived by his two gorgeous children and beloved wife Vashti Whitfield, check her out!
Last March the Welsh actor and model Andy Whitfield received the terrible news about his health, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a source said it was diagnose on the early stages and the prognosis was looking good it was also reported that the production of Spartacus’ second would be delayed, Andy started his treatment right away..
“I’m receiving excellent care, and am feeling strong, positive and determined with an army of support behind me,” Whitfield said at the time.
On June we heard he finished his treatment as was cancer free, he was expected to be back on set but early this month we found out his cancer had returned and he would not return to work, a year later on September 11, 2011 it was reported that the 39 year-old actor died in Sidney, Australia, his beautiful wife Vashti said her husband was a beautiful warrior who died on a sunny Sydney morning in the arms of his loving wife.. . He is also survived by his beloved parents Robert (65) Pat (60) and 40 year-old sister Laura a nurse in Cardiff.
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. He passed peacefully surrounded by love. Thank you to all his fans whose love and support have help carry him to this point. He will be remembered as the inspiring, courageous and gentle man, father and husband he was.
Here is a little biography of Andy Whitfield’s wife Vashti Whitfield.
39 year-old Vashti Whitfield was born in Paddington to hippie parents, she has a younger sister.
She met her soon to be husband when she was in her 20’s thru mutual friends in London, after three months they were living together and by 2001 they got married, this was Andy’s second marriage ((He was previously married to Terrica Smith 1999-2003, No children) and the first for her.
Vashti welcomed their first child together four years later, a handsome boy they named Jesse Red now 8 was born on May 2005; her little daughter Indigo Sky now 4 and a half, she was born in November, 2007.
Mrs. Whitfield was her husband’s life coach, she also runs a personal development company (Coaching Australia), she is a executive, entrepreneur & business coach in Sidney where she helped millions of people in:
Managing change: making change an exciting prospect in your work and in your life whether it be your career, relationships or lifestyle.
Peak in your Performance: assisting and challenging individuals to be stimulated and successful in their professional and personal roles.
Stress management: finding a balance to make life more rewarding, at a pace that suits you.
Vashti gave an interview about Andy’s diagnosis and last moments, he really was a true warrior..
“Andy had been in pain for a long time. He had bad problems with his back, so we went to have a scan and it was then they discovered he had cancer. We were told he only had three months to live.” Vashti also talked about the promise he made to them.
“I am going to go to sleep now as my body won’t work any more. I am like a butterfly with broken wings, I will always be with you and will always be watching over you. I love you.”
Our thoughts and Prayers go out to her, her children, the rest of the Whitfield family, friend and fans throughout this terrible time! He will never be forgotten!!
You can send all of your love to Andy Whitfield’s beautiful wife and children on Facebook here and Twitter here.