via The Insider:

Less than a year ago, ‘Spartacus’ actor Andy Whitfield passed away from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 39, leaving behind his wife Vashti and their two children. Although losing a loved one certainly takes its toll, Vashti tells The Insider that she is holding up well after her husband’s premature death.


"We’re doing really good nearly a year on [from Andy’s death]," Vashti revealed. "We have our sad days but they’re beautiful in their own way…We have a great support network, and there’s nothing like having your husband look down on you to make you make things happen."


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Blood, sand, glory and revenge - tune in to the intrigue tonight (6 p.m. PST) as Starz continues its re-airing of ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’, with episodes 7. “Great and Unfortunate Things”, 8. “Mark of the Brotherhood” and 9. “Whore”.
With Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, John Hannah, Viva Bianca, Craig Parker, Jai Courtney, Lesley-Ann Brandt and Nick Tarabay.

Blood, sand, glory and revenge - tune in to the intrigue tonight (6 p.m. PST) as Starz continues its re-airing of ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’, with episodes 7. “Great and Unfortunate Things”, 8. “Mark of the Brotherhood” and 9. “Whore”.

With Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, John Hannah, Viva Bianca, Craig Parker, Jai Courtney, Lesley-Ann Brandt and Nick Tarabay.

Born to be wild - Our Champion Andy, aged 9.
Photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield

Born to be wild - Our Champion Andy, aged 9.

Photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield

"I think I’m just so numb from too much information that I just don’t know how I feel right now."

- Andy Whitfield

"I think I’m just so numb from too much information that I just don’t know how I feel right now."

- Andy Whitfield

A Tale of Two Thracians -
wanted to share a piece of fan-art I did, to celebrate closing in on $125,000 over at Be Here Now.  Hope you all enjoy it! Well done on the funding everyone - only 37% left to go!
:)
(*note* view in hi-res!)

A Tale of Two Thracians -

wanted to share a piece of fan-art I did, to celebrate closing in on $125,000 over at Be Here Now.  Hope you all enjoy it! Well done on the funding everyone - only 37% left to go!

:)

(*note* view in hi-res!)

Happy Father’s Day, Andy. You are loved. You are missed. You are here.
photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield

Happy Father’s Day, Andy. You are loved. You are missed. You are here.

photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield

Our Champion’s appearance on the U.S. talk show “Chelsea Lately” - Chelsea was being very cheeky with Andy, and he took it all in stride, although she does mange to embarrass him - just a little. ;) Watch the very funny interview in which Andy’s brilliantly charming personality takes center stage.

(note: the video plays, you have to wait a few moments for DailyMotion to load through!)

Have reached 200 followers on this blog, and so would like to thank every single one of you for the follow, the likes, the reblogs, and mostly for your shared celebration of this wonderful man and spreading word about Be Here How. He deserves it more than words can say!

Here is a photo of Andy, in Paris, 2006.

photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield.

Have reached 200 followers on this blog, and so would like to thank every single one of you for the follow, the likes, the reblogs, and mostly for your shared celebration of this wonderful man and spreading word about Be Here How. He deserves it more than words can say!

Here is a photo of Andy, in Paris, 2006.

photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield.

to quote The Lion King: “He lives in you.”

bottom photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield.

Jesse, Indigo, and Andy. :)
photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield.

Jesse, Indigo, and Andy. :)

photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield.

the bold new series that first brought the man we came to love. We miss you, Champion.

the bold new series that first brought the man we came to love. We miss you, Champion.

Superhero Jesse!
photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield

Superhero Jesse!

photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield

pride.

photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield

pride.

photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield

Today (12:00 a.m. Friday, May 18th, Sydney time) is Jesse Red’s birthday!

He is hitting the big 7 - Wishing you all the best and sending nothing but love, little guy!

Send all the birthday love to Vasthi’s twitter @maybemcqueen :)

p.s. doesn’t he look exactly like Andy here? :)
photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield

Today (12:00 a.m. Friday, May 18th, Sydney time) is Jesse Red’s birthday!

He is hitting the big 7 - Wishing you all the best and sending nothing but love, little guy!

Send all the birthday love to Vasthi’s twitter @maybemcqueen :)

p.s. doesn’t he look exactly like Andy here? :)

photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield