Depressing news: This morning I jumped on dlisted and discovered actor Andy Whitfield passed away yesterday. Whitfield, the 39 year-old star of the series Spartacus, had been battling non-Hodgkins Lymphoma for the past year. Whitfield had a true gift for acting, with his feelings pouring from his intense blue eyes. With Spartacus he made what could have been a campy ride, classy and believable. Whitfield is survived by his wife and two children. Read more.