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Welsh born actor Andy Whitfield loses cancer battle

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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 08:58 UK time, Monday, 12 September 2011

Actor Andy Whitfield, who was born in Amlwch on Anglesey, has lost his battle with cancer at the age of just 39.

Whitfield starred in the controversial but popular American television series Spartacus: Blood And Sand. He was forced to take a break from the show when diagnosed with stage 1 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in March 2010. Though originally declared free of the disease he suffered a recurrence and died in Australia, where he had lived since 1999.

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