Andy Whitfield, a man who touched many hearts with inspiration of his fight, on and off-screen. His onscreen role as Spartacus gave us a glimpse of who his character may have been. Warrior, man of ethics and morals…a family man. As for off-screen, we held our breath as we waited word about his return to acting, never doubting of that return. Little did we know that Andy had gracefully bowed out with dignity on September 11, 2011 while the world paid tribute to 9-11.
We look to others for strength and inspiration throughout our lives and Andy was our man. When they are gone from us we try to rationalize …understand why. I truly feel that Andy was at peace in his last moments and believe that he had graciously taken what life had given him and used it to the best of his ability. He would want others to live the same—with a hunger and zeal that never dies. Andy will forever stay in each and every heart. Remember to fight for what is right and love those who bless your life. Carry a pride and with valiance that no others can stamp out. Be righteous but forgiving ….be that warrior, no matter what battle is placed front of your path.
Again, I personally thank everyone one for the intercessory prayers that no doubt gave Andy strength to finally find that peace.
Rest in Peace, my man, and most admired warrior!