Helen McCrory, known for her roles in ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Peaky Blinders,’ has died aged 52 after a ‘heroic battle’ with cancer, her husband Damian Lewis said.
He said he was “heartbroken”, and that Helen McCrory was a “beautiful and mighty woman”.
“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,” her husband said.
“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.”
Several fellow celebs, friends and fans paid tribute and expressed deep grief on her sad demise.
Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight said, “Helen was one of the great actors of her generation. She was so powerful and controlled and this is so sad.”
McCrory had garnered a series of acting awards for her work on the stage and on television.
The late actress also has two children with the Homeland actor whom she married in 2007.