3. Andy Whitfield
Whitfield, who became famous from his starring role in The Spartacus: Blood and Sand series, passed away from non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2011 when he was 39 years old. The Welsh born actor was diagnosed with the illness in 2010, however, Whitfield was pronounced cancer free after two months of treatment. Unfortunately, the cancer returned later that year. The actor is said to have passed peacefully surrounded by his family and wife at his Sydney home.