At the same time, Whitfield released his own statement acknowledging the decision: 'It's with a deep sense of disappointment that I must step aside from such an exceptional project as Spartacus and all the wonderful people involved,' he said.
It is the legacy of their father Andy, who died aged 39 last September after an 18-month battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system.
, Foster’s team needs to raise 0,000 by the end of July and they’re a little more than halfway there.
With today being Father’s Day, we’re gonna pull on your heartstrings and encourage you to support the legacy of this amazing father, husband and artist.
Andy worked as an external engineer – ‘like a really hot Spider-Man, scaling buildings’ smiles Vashti – until, aged 30, he was scouted on the beach by a modelling agency.
, a new documentary following Whitfield through his devastating final months, we’ve come to appreciate him as an incredible human being.
"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," she said in a statement. Thank you to all his fans whose love and support have help carry him to this point.
There is a wonderful freedom that comes with, one - particularly on a CW show where you know it's going to be on with some kids - there's the responsibility of integrity and honesty and love and truth and all those things, which the heroes have to play.He left seven-year-old Jesse and four-year-old Indigo with a beautiful image to remember him by.‘In his final words to them, Andy said he had to go to sleep as his body didn’t work, that he was like a butterfly with broken wings, but he would always be with them, watching over them,’ says Vashti.In January, after Whitfield's condition deteriorated, it was announced that Australian actor Liam Mc Intyre would take over the role in the second season of Spartacus: Blood And Sand.The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.