Entertainment Peaky Blinders Aunt Polly actress Helen McCrory dies aged 52
Helen McCrory tragically dies aged 52 after battle with cancer
Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter star Helen McCrory has died aged 52 after a battle with cancer . Her husband Damian Lewis confirmed the sad news on Friday. The Hollywood actress, who starred in the Harry Potter series, passed away peacefully at home. ‘Now more than ever young people whose life feels like it’s on hold with coronavirus need to know people are still there to help.’ @PrincesTrust ambassadors Helen McCrory and @lewis_damian talk about the work they’re doing with their charity. pic.twitter.
In a post that brought some fans to tears, Damian Lewis confirmed on Twitter that his beloved wife had sadly passed away after a battle with cancer.
"I'm heartbroken to announce that after a heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully as home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family.
"She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we love her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She blazed so brightly. Go now, Little One, into the air, and thank you," he said.
Peaky Blinders star Helen McCrory dies aged 52 following cancer battle
Her husband Damian Lewis announced the devastating news.The actress was known for her extensive career, with roles such as Aunt Polly in Peaky Blinders, Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter films and Cherie Blair in The Queen.
McCrory was best known for her portrayal of matriarch Polly Gray in hit BBC television series, Peaky Blinders and of Narcissa Malfoy from the Harry Potter movies.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, described her as an "unparalleled talent".
"So sad to hear this news," said Mayor Khan.
"Helen McCrory was an unparalleled talent and made a difference to many young Londoners through her charity work.
"I have fond memories of her helping us unveil the statue of Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square. Sending love to her family."
McCrory was born in London in 1968 where she went on to study drama at the Drama Centre.
In 2007 she and fellow actor, Damian Lewis (Band of Brothers and Billions) were married.
The couple had a daughter, Manon, and a son, Gulliver.
Cillian Murphy leads tributes to ‘gifted’ actress Helen McCrory
Her husband Damian Lewis revealed on Friday that McCrory had died.The actor labelled his Peaky Blinders co-star as a “beautiful, caring, funny compassionate human being”.
McCrory was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to drama.
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