07/02/2013 08:33 am ET Updated Jul 08, 2013

Pierce Brosnan's Daughter, Charlotte, Dies Of Ovarian Cancer


Pierce Brosnan's daughter, Charlotte, died on Friday, June 28 after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was just 41 years old.

"Charlotte fought her cancer with grace and humanity, courage and dignity," Brosnan announced in a statement obtained by People magazine Monday. "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 had been filming an upcoming thriller flick, "November Man," in Eastern Europe, but flew to the U.K. to be by his daughter's side, according to the Telegraph. She passed away surrounded by loved ones, including her husband and two children, ages 14 and 8.

Charlotte's mother, Cassandra Harris, was Brosnan's first wife. The "007" star adopted Charlotte and her brother, Christopher, after their biological father died, according to the Telegraph. Harris died of ovarian cancer in 1991. Her mother also died of the disease.

In an interview with the Daily Mail in March, Brosnan talked about losing Harris to cancer when discussing his film "Love Is All You Need." The film is about a widower who falls in love with a woman battling the disease and the Ireland native was able to draw parallels between the story and his own life.

"I went through it all, very publicly. Such things draw a mark across your heart and it’s always a part of your life. To watch someone you love have their life eaten away – bit by bit, by this insidious and horrid disease – becomes an indelible part of your psyche," he said. "It certainly did for me and, of course, when I received this script, the challenge of playing this part was not lost on me."

Other stars offered their condolences to the "James Bond" actor.



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