Pierce Brosnan's Daughter Dies of Ovarian Cancer

July 2, 2013, 9:38 am Elizabeth Leonard | People.com whomagazine

The actor's daughter loses cancer battle after three years

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Pierce Brosnan, daughter Charlotte Smith. Photo: Getty Images

After a three-year battle with ovarian cancer, Pierce Brosnan's daughter Charlotte has died, Brosnan, 60, tells WHO exclusively.

"On June 28 at 2 p.m. my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life, having succumbed to ovarian cancer," Brosnan, 60, said in a statement.

"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," the actor continues. "We thank everyone for their heartfelt condolences."

Charlotte, who was 41, passed away in London. She leaves behind husband Alex Smith, their daughter, 14, and son, 8.

Charlotte's mother, Cassandra Harris, also died of ovarian cancer. She passed away in 1991 while married to Pierce, after losing her own mother to the same disease as a teenager.

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  1. Debbie11:32am Monday 08th July 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    How so very sad but seems to me it was preventable. If yr grandmother and mother died of ovarian cancer chances are its coming yr way. Having had 2 children why wouldn't she have had them removed to reduce the chances greatly. I just dont get it.:......

  2. Janice peta01:27pm Wednesday 03rd July 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Oh dear, I have just read the very sad news, I, as many others have already stated send pierce brosnan and his family my heartfelt sincerest thoughts and prayers, God Bless.

  3. linda n12:45am Wednesday 03rd July 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    How sad dying of the same disease as your own mother did. Also at the same age

  4. Julianna08:56pm Tuesday 02nd July 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Only recently I was discussing OVARIAN CANCER with my GP. I was gobsmacked to learn that here in Australia we DO NOT HAVE any single testing that is accurate to detect this overwhelming disease. So what do women do in this country do in the meantime? The poor father aka Pearce - this would be heartbreaking to say the least. And to the late Charlotte Smith's husband and children - I send love from Melbourne and in my prayers you will all be this evening. THIS IS THE ULTIMATE TRAGEDY FOR THE CHILDREN LEFT BEHIND ..... May the Lord keep you strong - Amen XXX

  5. Annie B08:06pm Tuesday 02nd July 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I'm so sorry for the loss of Charlotte. God bless and comfort her family.. As for Angelina Jolie, why does everything have to become about her? Is she going to have her skin removed next to avoid skin cancer? It all smacks of attention seeking to me.

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  6. Jeff07:39pm Tuesday 02nd July 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    maybe next Jolie will have her brain removed because of the chance she might get glioblastoma - however, that should be a very quick operation, or perhaps not even necessary

  7. John says06:13pm Tuesday 02nd July 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    What a dreadful tragedy for the whole family: Pearce is such a lovely guy, lost his Aussie wife and now his precious daughter to the same cancer ... way too much grief. No father should ever have to bury their child. So very sorry.

  8. kerry04:42pm Tuesday 02nd July 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    My deepest thoughts go out to Pierce and his whole family circle, Cancer is a filthy disease

  9. SO BLOODY TIRED OF IT04:34pm Tuesday 02nd July 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I can soooo see why he fell in love with her mother.......I feel soooo sorry for him as a dad....especially after he lost her beautiful mother......and he would have spent A FORTUNEEEEEE TO TRY AND SAVE HER

  10. SO BLOODY TIRED OF IT04:31pm Tuesday 02nd July 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    like seriouslyyyyy.......SHE MUST HAVE HAD THE BEST MOST EXPENSIVE TREATMENT IN THE WORLDDDDDD......her dad would have made sure of it......but she was mean't to go to a better place....as in.....I BELIEVE DEATH IS JUST THAT YOU GO TO SLEEP FOREVER.....I nearly did it but the bastards brought me back..........not as I wanted to.....a disqualified driver hit me while walking across a road....but my idiot hard head survived..........DEATH IS A BEAUTIFUL THING......the horrid , painful , terrifying thing is.....HOW YOU DIE......it's the terror before you die that is the worst.....if you know it's coming and you get used to it and you have time to be with TRULY LOVED ONES.....now that is not something to be scared of


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