Starz has announced that 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand star Andy Whitfield who plays the gladiator Spartacus, is leaving the show to battle a second round with cancer. All parties thought the battle had been won with this horrible disease after treatment but it has returned.
Production for the second season was postponed back in the spring when Whitfield was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Look for the six episode Spartacus prequel in January.
Whitfield had this to say about leaving the show and his ongoing battle;
"as another extraordinary journey."
Our prayers are with you!
Source: Washington Post