Twitter index: 'Spartacus' star Andy Whitfield dies
Monday 12 September 2011
Welsh-born, Australian-based actor Andy Whitfield, who starred in the popular cable TV series
Spartacus: Blood and Sand, lost his battle with non-Hodgkin's lynphoma aged just 39.
Whitfield passed away in Sydney "surrounded by his family" on Sunday, report microbloggers who are tweeting their condolences to the actor’s friends and family.
"I'm sad in my head, in my lungs, in my heart.. RIP Andy Whitfield," "Very saddened to hear that Andy Whitfield lost his battle with lymphoma yesterday! Thoughts are with his family!" and "Andy, you will be missed and forever in our hearts," read tweets.
Hashtags dominate the rest of Twitter’s most popular topics on the morning of September 12. "#AbductionMovieFanPremiere" is promoted in first place, "#TheMostCommonLies" is in second place and "#BlackParentsQuotes" is in third place.
Twitter users are posting about what they would do if their dreams came true, suggesting quarterbacks that are better than Dallas Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo, and listing things that should be banned.
The hashtag "#yougottaberealspecial" features in eighth place, "#GodBlessAmerica" is still trending in ninth place after the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and the wrongly spelled title of American movie Forrest Gump is in tenth place.
The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on September 12 at 7:30 AM GMT are:
- #AbductionMovieFanPremiere (promoted)
- #TheMostCommonLies (new)
- #BlackParentsQuotes (new)
- #IfMyDreamsCameTrue (new)
- #quarterbacksBetterThanRomo (new)
- Andy Whitfield (new)
- #ThingsThatShouldBeBanned (new)
- #yougottaberealspecial (new)
- #GodBlessAmerica (new)
- Forest Gump (new)
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