British actress Helen McCrory has tragically passed away at the age of 52, following a battle with cancer. Her husband Damian Lewis confirmed the sad news.
Harry Potter star Helen McCrory has sadly died after a battle with cancer, her husband Damian Lewis confirmed. The mother-of-two, who spent the past year helping to feed frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, passed away at the age of 52. Her husband revealed the tragic news in an April 16 Twitter post.
“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,” he began. Damian continued, “She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we loved 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.” Here’s everything to know about Helen.
She was married to Damian Lewis
Helen and Damian, who were married for 14 years, first met in 2003 while performing in Five Gold Rings at London’s Almeida Theatre in 2003. They tied the knot in 2007 at Kensington and Chelsea Registry Office, and went on to have two children: daughter Manon, born in 2006 and son Gulliver, born in 2007. When asked what first attracted her to the Once Upon A Time star, Helen revealed, “He just made me laugh a lot. And still does,” she told The Sun. “Of course, everyone in life wants someone to love and be loved by, but I think I was always just engrossed and involved in work. And no, the timing was pure fluke, pure chance, it always is, isn’t it?”
— Damian Lewis (@lewis_damian) April 16, 2021
Helen starred in Harry Potter
Harry Potter fans would recall Helen took on a memorable role as Narcissa Malfoy, the mother of Draco Malfoy, in the iconic film series. However, she was originally cast as Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, but pulled out of the film when she fell pregnant. She later returned as Bellatrix’s sister in The Half Blood Prince, and also starred in the final two movies in the franchise.
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