Helen McCrory dies after 'heroic battle' with cancer

Craig Simpson
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Helen McCrory - Andrew Crowley 
Helen McCrory - Andrew Crowley

Actress Helen McCrory has died after an “heroic battle” with cancer, her husband has announced.

McCrory, known for her roles in the Harry Potter series and Peaky Blinders, passed away at home at the age of 52.

Fellow performer Damian Lewis, who married McCrory in 2007, shared the news of her death and paid tribute to the actress.

Damian Lewis and his wife Helen McCrory  - Clara Molden 
Damian Lewis and his wife Helen McCrory - Clara Molden

In a statement posted online he said: “I’m heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at 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.”

McCrory, who had a son and daughter with Lewis, had kept her cancer diagnosis private.