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Harry Potter's Helen McCrory Dies at 52 Following Cancer Battle

Fri 16 Apr 2021 | 07:51 PM
Omnia Ahmed

English actress Helen McCrory passed away peacefully at home at the age of 52, following a battle with cancer, her husband, fellow actor Damian Lewis, confirmed the news on Friday.


"I'm heartbroken to announce that after a heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family," Lewis wrote on Twitter.

McCrory enjoyed a long career in Hollywood, as she developed a large fan base thanks to her roles as Polly Gray in "Peaky Blinders" and as Narcissa Malfoy in the "Harry Potter" series, as well as "The Queen" and "The Count of Monte Cristo".

The English actress shared a beautiful love story with her husband. The pair fell in love all the way back in 2003 when they were both cast in the play "Five Gold Rings".

Later, they happily got married in 2007, and had two children, including daughter Manon, 14, and a son named Gulliver, 13.

Just last month, the couple appeared on Good Morning Britain where they raised awareness about their charity work for the Prince's Trust and the Prince's Trust Awards.

In the candid interview, the actress opened up about what she was feeling amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We're all doing our bit and not going out," she revealed "It sort of seems, as Damian says, it's fantastical. You think you're absolutely fine, you're pottering along, you're coping with it."