Pierce Brosnan Devastated After Daughter Charlotte Loses Cancer Battle
Pierce Brosnan's daughter has died after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer.
Charlotte, 41, whose mother Cassandra and grandmother both died from the same disease - passed away on June 28 in London where she lived with her husband Alex Smith, daughter Isabella, 14, and son Lusas, eight.
Pierce, 60, told People.com: "On June 28 at 2 pm 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."
"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."
In the hours after his announcement, Pierce's Remington
Steele co-star Stephanie Zimbalist paid her respects, writing in a message on
Facebook.com, "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
Olivia Munn, who
starred alongside Pierce in 2011's I Don't Know How She Does It, tweeted,
"My deepest condolences to Pierce Brosnan and his family for the loss of
his daughter to ovarian cancer."
Davi, a longtime pal of Brosnan's, added, "Just been informed - my friend
Pierce Brosnan has lost his daughter to an illness - my prayers and love go out
to him and his family."
Pierce adopted Charlotte and her brother Christopher, the children of Pierce's first wife Cassandra following the death of their father Dermot Harris in 1986.
He and Cassandra went on to have a son Sean in 1983.
Pierce has been married to Keely Shaye Smith since 2001 and the couple have two children, Dylan, 16 and Paris, 12.