Actor Pierce Brosnan has sadly lost his 42-year-old daughter Charlotte after she lost her battle with ovarian cancer.
The mother of two passed away at her London home on Friday from the same disease that killed her mother – Pierce’s first wife – 22 years ago at the age 43.
Her devastated father Pierce made the announcement on Monday night: “On June 28 my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life, having succumbed to ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by her husband Alex, children Isabella and Lucas and brothers Christopher and Sean.
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“Charlotte fought her cancer with grace and humanity, courage and dignity. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our beautiful dear girl.
“We pray for her and that the cure for this wretched disease will be close at hand soon. We thank everyone for their heartfelt condolences.”
Friends paid tribute to the young mum-of-two on Monday night.
Actor Robert Davi, who starred in Licence to Kill, wrote: “Been informed my friend Pierce Brosnan lost his daughter to an illness – my prayers and love go out to him and his family.”
Pierce’s former Remington Steele co-star Stephanie Zimbalist also shared her condolences: “Sad news to announce. Please join us in sending love, prayers and sympathy to Pierce Brosnan and his family for the death of his daughter Charlotte.”
Charlotte’s brother Sean’s agent Miles Anthony said: “My thoughts and prayers are with my client and friend Sean Brosnan who lost his beautiful sister Charlotte over the weekend. Love you buddy.”
Pierce’s daughter, who had been battling the same disease that took her mother for three years, was adopted by the Irish actor in 1986 when her biological father Dermot Harris died.
She leaves behind her husband, artist Alex Smith and two children Isabella, 15, and Lucas, eight.
Charlotte was nine years old when her mother Cassandra married Pierce at the Chelsea Registry Office in 1980. Just four years later Cassandra became ill while filming in India. Once diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she went on to fight a four-year battle with the disease.
She was just 43 when she died in Los Angeles in December 1991.