Lucy Lawless will honor her former Spartacus co-star Andy Whitfield, who passed away last September after battling non-Hodgkin lymphoma, with a video as part of tonight’s Stand Up To Cancer telethon to raise funds for cancer research.
In the tribute, Lawless talks about her inability to wrap her head around someone being so sick, but looking so healthy, as clips of Whitfield joking around on set of Spartacus play in the background. “No one is immune to cancer,” Lawless said. “It strikes unexpectedly, changing lives. We must stand united against this devastating disease.”
Lawless calls Whitfield,”a loving husband and father, terrific actor, and an inspiration to us all.”
Check out the video below:
Stand Up To Cancer airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET and airs in full on Starz, HBO, Encore, E!, TBS, and Vh1. ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC will also show one hour of the telecast, beginning at 8:00 p.m.