So sad. Twenty-two years after losing his first wife, Cassandra Harris, to ovarian cancer, Pierce Brosnan’s daughter, Charlotte, died of the same disease on June 28.
Charlotte Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan’s daughter, died on June 28, after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer.
Pierce Brosnan Daughter Dies — Ovarian Cancer Takes Life Of Charlotte Brosnan
“On June 28 at 2 p.m. 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,” Pierce, 60, told PEOPLE.
“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,” the actor continued.
Charlotte was adopted by the Irish actor in 1986 when her biological father, Dermot Harris, died. Pierce married Charlotte’s mother, Cassandra Harris, in 1980 and they remained together until her death in 1991. He later married American journalist and author Keely Shaye Smith, 49, in 2001, and had two more sons, Dylan, 16, and Paris, 12, but always remained close with Charlotte, Sean, 29, and Christopher, 40, who he fathered during his marriage to Cassandra.
Charlotte Leaves Behind A Loving Family — So Sad
Charlotte passed away in London at 41. She leaves behind husband Alex Smith, their daughter, Isabella, 14, and son, Lucas, 8. She also leaves behind brothers Christopher, Sean, Dylan and Paris.
Sadly, Charlotte’s mother and Pierce’s wife, Cassandra, also died of ovarian cancer in 1991, after losing her own mother to the same disease as a teenager.
Cassandra, who was an Australian actress, and Pierce met through a mutual friend in 1977 and married in 1980. Her role in the James Bond film, For Your Eyes Only, led to Pierce’s casting in the famed role. The two were married until she passed in 1991.
Charlotte starred in The Nephew (1998), The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson (1996) and NYPD Blue.
Our thoughts go out to Charlotte’s family and friends during this difficult time.
— Chris Rogers