News

Pierce Brosnan’s daughter dies of ovarian cancer

Pierce Brosnan’s daughter dies of ovarian cancer

Photo: WENN

LONDON (Reuters) – Irish actor Pierce Brosnan said on Tuesday that his 41-year-old daughter Charlotte had died after a three year battle with ovarian cancer, the same disease that killed his first wife more than 20 years ago.

Brosnan, 60, who was the fifth actor to take on the role of the fictional British spy 007 in the James Bond movies, said his daughter died last Friday, leaving behind her husband and two children.

Charlotte’s mother was Brosnan’s first wife, Australian actress Cassandra Harris, who died from the same type of cancer at the age of 43 in 1991.

“Charlotte fought her cancer with grace and humanity, courage and dignity. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our beautiful dear girl,” Brosnan said in a statement.

“We pray for her and that the cure for this wretched disease will be close at hand soon.”

Brosnan adopted Charlotte and her brother Christopher in the 1980s after their father died and they took his surname. He went on to have another son, Sean, with Harris.

Brosnan married Keely Shaye Smith in 2001 and the couple has two children.

Angelina Jolie revealed in May that she underwent a double mastectomy after discovering she carried a gene that increased her risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, the same disease that killed her mother Marcheline Bertrand age 56.

Latest Headlines

in Local

Maine Regulators Enact New Restrictions For Smelt Fishing

Fresh
GENERIC SMELT LARGE

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine is making it more difficult to fish for smelts in an effort to help the wriggling fish rebuild populations that have plummeted in the state and elsewhere in New England.

in Local

Maine Man Sentenced to 200 Months for Role in Cocaine Ring

GENERIC COCAINE-BIG

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ A federal judge says a former Brunswick, Maine, man will spend nearly 17 years in prison…

in Local

LePage, Vets Push for Elimination of Military Pension Tax

governorlepage

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Republican Gov. Paul LePage says that eliminating the tax on military pensions is vital to attract…

in Local

UMaine System Chancellor Seeks Support for LePage Budget

WGAN-100x100

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ The chancellor of the University of Maine System is calling on lawmakers to support increased funding…

in Local

Cain Running for 2nd Congressional District Again in 2016

ELECTION LARGE

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ The battle for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District seat in 2016 looks like it will be rematch.…

Tweets

  • 40m
  • 4h
  • 4h
  • 4h
  • 13h
  • 17h
  • 17h