'Spartacus' star Andy Whitfield's final words to his children revealed

andy-whitfield.jpg "Spartacus" star Andy Whitfield recently passed away at age 39 after a mercurial two-year battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

He's remembered fondly by fans, friends, family, and co-stars -- and us at Zap2it, as we had the pleasure of interviewing him about his role as Spartacus.

Now, the actor's wife, Vashti, has revealed to AOL the touching final words that Whitfield said to his two children, six-year-old Jesse Red and four-year-old Indigo Sky.

"I am going to sleep now as my body won't work any more. I am like a butterfly with broken wings," he told the kids.

"I will always be with you and will always be watching over you. I love you."

It's okay if you cry a little. No one will judge you.
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