Daniel Craig's father Tim dies aged 77

Daniel Craig attends the opening night of the "In Character: Daniel Craig," film series at the Museum of Modern Art, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Daniel Craig (Invision/AP)

Tim Craig, the father of Daniel Craig, has died at the age of 77.

Cheshire Live has said the late businessman, who lived near Oswestry in Shropshire with his wife Kirsty, passed away last Thursday after a battle with liver cancer.

The paper states his wife, Daniel and the James Bond actor's half-brother Harry were by his side. The star's publicist told the publication the family wouldn't be issuing a statement.

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Tim, who worked as a pub landlord and as a midshipman in the Merchant Navy during his lifetime, was also father to daughter Lea from his marriage to Daniel's mother Carol Olivia.

Their marriage came to an end when the future 007 was four years old.

Daniel Craig opts to keep his life, including his marriage to Rachel Weisz, private. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Daniel Craig opts to keep his life, including his marriage to Rachel Weisz, private. (Getty Images)

Tim had previously told the publication that he and his son respected each other's privacy by not talking about one another in public.

“He doesn’t talk about me and I don’t talk about him, but naturally I am extremely proud of him as he is a very fine actor," the elder Craig said.

Daniel, 52, is well known for keeping his personal life private. His 2011 wedding to fellow actor Rachel Weisz was kept under-wraps and allegedly only attended by four guests, including their children.

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He has one daughter, Ella, from his marriage to Fiona Loudon while Weisz shares a son with filmmaker Darren Aronofsky. The pair went on to welcome a daughter in 2018.

Daniel's final outing as Bond in No Time to Die is set for release in November after being pushed back from an April launch date due to the coronavirus.