STARZ REMEMBERS THE SOUL OF A CHAMPION: ANDY WHITFIELD, INTERNATIONALLY BELOVED STAR OF "SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND"
Beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, Tribute Includes Fan-Favorite
Episodes to Showcase His Most Memorable Performances
Beverly Hills, Calif., September 16, 2011 - Andy Whitfield - an honorable fighter both on and off camera - will be remembered on STARZ, Sunday, October 2 beginning at 9:00 p.m. (et/pt).
The actor passed away on September 11th and is known internationally for shaping the breakout role of Spartacus, during the first season of the STARZ Original series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand." He was chosen after a worldwide search to find the perfect Hollywood star to play the title role with passion and grace. His fans, friends, and colleagues alike have compared Whitefield's own persona, to that of the noble, brave, honorable gladiator character he played on screen.
STARZ' tribute will showcase five episodes of the "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" series, including the premiere and finale episodes. The network is set to re-air the entire season of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" on December 16, 2011.
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