Lucy Lawless remembers Andy Whitfield for cancer telethon

The British-born actor lost his battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma a year ago (Sep11), and he’ll be remembered at the celebrity fundraiser by friends and castmates.

Lawless has shot a public service announcement driving fans to the telethon, stating Whitfield was a “true champion, an amazing man… and an inspiration to us all”.

She adds, “It was an honour to know him.”

Gwyneth Paltrow is masterminding this year’s Stand Up 2 Cancer event, which will be held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The hour-long telethon will feature Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Justin Timberlake and Emma Stone.