Andy Whitfield, who played the title role in the hit cable series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," has died at age 39, according to representatives and family. Whitfield died Sunday in Sydney, Australia, 18 months after he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, manager Sam Maydew told the Associated Press. He was diagnosed more than a year ago and they couldn't make a second season without him, they made a prequel series and then had to replace him for season 2. He was truly a genuine talented smart and handsome man. He will be missed.