A moment today to acknowledge the birthday of a true champion of life, love, and fearlessly living in the now - 

Happy Birthday, Andy! (October 17th, 1971) 

We love you.

BHN

A moment today to acknowledge the birthday of a true champion of life, love, and fearlessly living in the now -

Happy Birthday, Andy! (October 17th, 1971)

We love you.

BHN

Father, Son, Husband, Friend, Hero, and Champion -
                R  E  M  E  M  B  E  R  I  N  G 

                - ANDY WHITFIELD -

                     "Our Champion"

It’s been two whole years since the world was graced with the physical existence of this amazing being for the last time, and today especially we remember this gladiator and the real-life battle he fought against his cancer.

We also humbly acknowledge all that he gave of himself to us, his audience, through ‘Spartacus’; through his grace and humility as an actor and warmth as a fellow human being, and to what new parts of himself he has yet to reveal to us in the coming documentary ‘Be Here Now’. 

Andy, we deeply treasure your life, and the legacy you left behind - a gift that will continue to blossom long into the future.

Remembering the man we all came to love, and honoring his legacy by keeping his message alive. Wherever you are, and wherever you are going - 

Be Here Now.

We love you Andy. 

xx

Father, Son, Husband, Friend, Hero, and Champion -

R E M E M B E R I N G

- ANDY WHITFIELD -

"Our Champion"

It’s been two whole years since the world was graced with the physical existence of this amazing being for the last time, and today especially we remember this gladiator and the real-life battle he fought against his cancer.

We also humbly acknowledge all that he gave of himself to us, his audience, through ‘Spartacus’; through his grace and humility as an actor and warmth as a fellow human being, and to what new parts of himself he has yet to reveal to us in the coming documentary ‘Be Here Now’.

Andy, we deeply treasure your life, and the legacy you left behind - a gift that will continue to blossom long into the future.

Remembering the man we all came to love, and honoring his legacy by keeping his message alive. Wherever you are, and wherever you are going -


Be Here Now.

We love you Andy.

xx

October 17th, 2012 -
A moment to celebrate the life of Our Champion, Mr. Andy Whitfield, who would have celebrated his 41st birthday today. 
Andy, we hope that wherever you are, that you are happy and in peace. All of our collective love, your friends, family, and fans -
“Happy Birthday, Andy!”
BHN

October 17th, 2012 -

A moment to celebrate the life of Our Champion, Mr. Andy Whitfield, who would have celebrated his 41st birthday today. 

Andy, we hope that wherever you are, that you are happy and in peace. All of our collective love, your friends, family, and fans -

Happy Birthday, Andy!

BHN


A Champion Remembered - Part 4 of 4
“The Mission”

8:00 AM (Sydney, Australia Time)
Vashti Whitfield, via her blog, Maybe McQueen:

“Maybe McQueen is a homage to my beautiful husband Andy, who died of cancer in September 2011, aged just 39.
Andy’s dream role would have been to play Steve McQueen. He was fascinated by the extraordinary, complicated and complex ‘film star’ and all that he was.
So my blog is inspired by Andy and the legacy he leaves all of us to be courageous, creative, curious and compassionate and to look for where adventure is possible in unexpected places. Whether it’s through becoming a father, not knowing how you will pay the rent, or being knocked back again and again and crawling your way back up, it is about making something happen when everyone tells you it’s not possible.”

And so to conclude this day of remembrance in honor of Mr. Andy Whitfield, there is only this left to be said:
What will you do?
What will you accomplish, with the only life you’ve got?
What will you leave behind for the people who knew and loved you to marvel at, long after you’re gone…
What will your legacy be?
You don’t have to be television star, you don’t even have to wind up famous - so this is not a question of “how many people will know my name?” There is a famous quote by poet Maya Angelou: “…people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did…but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Andy firmly believed in making the absolute best of the only life you’ve got, and he made the most of his time here, even to the absolute end.
And so the invitation is at hand, to anyone reading this…
Maybe McQueen…you only get one life…so what will you do with yours?
BHN. xx

A Champion Remembered - Partof 4

The Mission”

8:00 AM (Sydney, Australia Time)

Vashti Whitfield, via her blog, Maybe McQueen:

Maybe McQueen is a homage to my beautiful husband Andy, who died of cancer in September 2011, aged just 39.

Andy’s dream role would have been to play Steve McQueen. He was fascinated by the extraordinary, complicated and complex ‘film star’ and all that he was.

So my blog is inspired by Andy and the legacy he leaves all of us to be courageous, creative, curious and compassionate and to look for where adventure is possible in unexpected places. Whether it’s through becoming a father, not knowing how you will pay the rent, or being knocked back again and again and crawling your way back up, it is about making something happen when everyone tells you it’s not possible.”

And so to conclude this day of remembrance in honor of Mr. Andy Whitfield, there is only this left to be said:

What will you do?

What will you accomplish, with the only life you’ve got?

What will you leave behind for the people who knew and loved you to marvel at, long after you’re gone…

What will your legacy be?

You don’t have to be television star, you don’t even have to wind up famous - so this is not a question of “how many people will know my name?” There is a famous quote by poet Maya Angelou: “…people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did…but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Andy firmly believed in making the absolute best of the only life you’ve got, and he made the most of his time here, even to the absolute end.

And so the invitation is at hand, to anyone reading this…

Maybe McQueen…you only get one life…so what will you do with yours?

BHN. xx


A Champion Remembered - Part 3 of 4
“The Message”

8:00 A.M - 9/11/2012 (California Time)
”’Be Here Now’ is all about being present, and not fearing what you don’t know.”
- Andy Whitfield

When Andy was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2010, he naturally had every intention of fighting as hard as he could to overcome and beat it.
And he did.
Then came the second blow, when he and Vashti learned that the cancer had come back. Andy was well on his way to begin filming season two of ‘Spartacus’, but had to ultimately bow out of the role in order to focus on his health.
Rather than wallow in self-pity and anger, Andy decided that he wanted to share his struggle with the world, in the hopes that his story could make a difference to someone, somewhere. He allowed cameras into his private life, which followed him through the intense battle against his cancer. This footage was compiled by Oscar-nominated director Lilibet Foster into a feature-length documentary entitled “Be Here Now”, which is set to release sometime next year.
It will be the fullfilment of Andy’s dream, and a true and crystal-clear testament to who he was as a man and human being - tenacious and relentless in making some beauty grow out of even the most dire of situations.
Be Here Now is Andy’s legacy, one that will continue to grow even as the years grow long. I have tried to illustrate that here by using an old photo of Andy himself, as a child (on the bike) to represent the past, while his son, Jesse Red (behind little Andy) represents the future.
To learn more about the film, please visit http://beherenowfilmcomingsoon.com

A Champion Remembered - Partof 4

The Message”

8:00 A.M - 9/11/2012 (California Time)

”’Be Here Now’ is all about being present, and not fearing what you don’t know.”

Andy Whitfield


When Andy was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2010, he naturally had every intention of fighting as hard as he could to overcome and beat it.

And he did.

Then came the second blow, when he and Vashti learned that the cancer had come back. Andy was well on his way to begin filming season two of ‘Spartacus’, but had to ultimately bow out of the role in order to focus on his health.

Rather than wallow in self-pity and anger, Andy decided that he wanted to share his struggle with the world, in the hopes that his story could make a difference to someone, somewhere. He allowed cameras into his private life, which followed him through the intense battle against his cancer. This footage was compiled by Oscar-nominated director Lilibet Foster into a feature-length documentary entitled “Be Here Now”, which is set to release sometime next year.

It will be the fullfilment of Andy’s dream, and a true and crystal-clear testament to who he was as a man and human being - tenacious and relentless in making some beauty grow out of even the most dire of situations.

Be Here Now is Andy’s legacy, one that will continue to grow even as the years grow long. I have tried to illustrate that here by using an old photo of Andy himself, as a child (on the bike) to represent the past, while his son, Jesse Red (behind little Andy) represents the future.

To learn more about the film, please visit http://beherenowfilmcomingsoon.com


A Champion Remembered - Part 2 of 4
“The Man”


12:00 A.M. - 9/11/2012 (New York time)

Andy was a man, no different from any other in that regard. He was a human being, with flaws and ambitions, dreams and aspirations, just as you and I. He was a son, and a father; a husband, and cherished friend. 
He was so many things to so many people, but most of all, he was who he was, and he was sure of who he was, and he shared that enormous presence as much as he could with the world, SO magnificent and so unassuming - this much is apparent, and for that, we thank you, Andy.
Stay tuned for parts 3 and 4, as we continue to remember Our Champion Andy.

A Champion Remembered - Partof 4

The Man”

12:00 A.M. - 9/11/2012 (New York time)

Andy was a man, no different from any other in that regard. He was a human being, with flaws and ambitions, dreams and aspirations, just as you and I. He was a son, and a father; a husband, and cherished friend.

He was so many things to so many people, but most of all, he was who he was, and he was sure of who he was, and he shared that enormous presence as much as he could with the world, SO magnificent and so unassuming - this much is apparent, and for that, we thank you, Andy.

Stay tuned for parts 3 and 4, as we continue to remember Our Champion Andy.


A Champion Remembered - Part 1 of 4: 
“In Memory”

8:00 A.M. - (Sydney, Australia Time)
Today is September 11th, 2012. 
Today marks the one-year anniversary since the world lost one of its brightest gifts - a man who loved and was loved by so many, most of whom he never knew.
I am, of course, referring to Andy Whitfield, also known as “The Bringer of Rain, the Champion of Capua, the Slayer of the Shadow…Spartacus.”
As his dear and wondrously incredible wife Vashti has stated on occasion, today is not a day to be marked with grief. The tears will fall, of course, but today we should choose to remember all that Andy was,the amazing generosity of good that he put out into the world, and the legacy that he left behind of love, compassion, and fearlessness, a legacy that continues to grow and grow, triumphing over the loss of such a beautiful human being.
Stay tuned for parts 2, 3 and 4, as we take this moment in time, this day, to remember Andy Whitfield - Father, Son, Husband, Friend, Hero, and Champion.
 

A Champion Remembered - Part 1 of 4:

In Memory”

8:00 A.M. - (Sydney, Australia Time)

Today is September 11th, 2012

Today marks the one-year anniversary since the world lost one of its brightest gifts - a man who loved and was loved by so many, most of whom he never knew.

I am, of course, referring to Andy Whitfield, also known as “The Bringer of Rain, the Champion of Capua, the Slayer of the ShadowSpartacus.”

As his dear and wondrously incredible wife Vashti has stated on occasion, today is not a day to be marked with grief. The tears will fall, of course, but today we should choose to remember all that Andy was,the amazing generosity of good that he put out into the world, and the legacy that he left behind of lovecompassion, and fearlessness, a legacy that continues to grow and grow, triumphing over the loss of such a beautiful human being.

Stay tuned for parts 23 and 4, as we take this moment in time, this day, to remember Andy Whitfield - FatherSonHusbandFriendHero, and Champion.


 


Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.

                                                                  - Robert Frost

Nature’s first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold. 
Her early leafs a flower
But only so an hour
Then leaf subsides to leaf. 
So Eden sank to grief
So dawn goes down to day. 
Nothing gold can stay.

                                                                  - Robert Frost

Hey all!
There is less than 20 hours to go until the end of the ‘Be Here Now' funding campaign. With close to $300,000 dollars raised, Our Champion Andy's vision is set to be realized, and it is all thanks to the efforts of every single person who rallied together in the common effort of honoring the wishes of this brilliant man - a man we all loved.
He was and will always be a father to two beautiful children, a husband to an equally beautiful and brilliant wife, a son, a cousin…a friend to many, and Andy… you were and will always remain, a Champion to us all.
Remembering Andy Whitfield -
October 17th, 1971 - September 11th, 2011.
To paraphrase a line from ‘Spartacus’:
He was indeed the sun, and now his light rises everyday in the souls of every single life he touched, both near and far.
We love you Andy.
“Be Here Now”

Hey all!

There is less than 20 hours to go until the end of the ‘Be Here Now' funding campaign. With close to $300,000 dollars raised, Our Champion Andy's vision is set to be realized, and it is all thanks to the efforts of every single person who rallied together in the common effort of honoring the wishes of this brilliant man - a man we all loved.

He was and will always be a father to two beautiful children, a husband to an equally beautiful and brilliant wife, a son, a cousin…a friend to many, and Andy… you were and will always remain, a Champion to us all.

Remembering Andy Whitfield -

October 17th, 1971 - September 11th, 2011.

To paraphrase a line from ‘Spartacus’:

He was indeed the sun, and now his light rises everyday in the souls of every single life he touched, both near and far.

We love you Andy.

Be Here Now

Only 3 days left in the Kickstarter campaign for Our Champion Andy and ‘Be Here Now' - America: tune into tonight at 7 pm EST as CBS will be featuring BHN on both “Entertainment Tonight” and “Insider Edition”!
Some artwork I completed this morning, used a still from S01EP10 ‘Party Favors’, of ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’. Hope you enjoy :)
Be Here Now

Only 3 days left in the Kickstarter campaign for Our Champion Andy and ‘Be Here Now' - America: tune into tonight at 7 pm EST as CBS will be featuring BHN on both “Entertainment Tonight” and “Insider Edition”!

Some artwork I completed this morning, used a still from S01EP10 ‘Party Favors’, of ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’. Hope you enjoy :)

Be Here Now

Hey everyone - just wanted to clarify that today is not Andy’s birthday; it’s actually three months from now, on October 17th :) However thank-you for all your asks wishing Our Champion a happy birthday, wherever he may be!
Be Here Now

Hey everyone - just wanted to clarify that today is not Andy’s birthday; it’s actually three months from now, on October 17th :) However thank-you for all your asks wishing Our Champion a happy birthday, wherever he may be!

Be Here Now

The name “Andy”, which is Greek in origin, is a derivative of the name “Andrew"… and means "warrior”.
Perfectly fitting for Our Champion, who was indeed a warrior, both on and off-screen.

The name “Andy”, which is Greek in origin, is a derivative of the name “Andrew"… and means "warrior”.

Perfectly fitting for Our Champion, who was indeed a warrior, both on and off-screen.

The Message
Almost there! over 80% pledged for Andy’s story over at Be Here Now - well done everyone! Well done. :-)

Almost there! over 80% pledged for Andy’s story over at Be Here Now - well done everyone! Well done. :-)

"I just feel settled. It’ll be interesting to see how I go when I get home, back in the mental-ness of the west.”

- Andy Whitfield

"I just feel settled. It’ll be interesting to see how I go when I get home, back in the mental-ness of the west.”


- Andy Whitfield