Pierce Brosnan's Daughter Dies
Charlotte Brosnan succumbs to ovarian cancer
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2013 6:11 AM CDT
Updated Jul 2, 2013 10:49 AM CDT
Actor Pierce Brosnan attends a screening of "Love Is All You Need" presented by The Cinema Society & Disaronno on Wednesday April 24, 2013 in New York.   (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Pierce Brosnan's daughter succumbed to her three-year battle with ovarian cancer last week in London, Brosnan confirms to People. "On June 28 at 2pm my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life," says Brosnan. The 41-year-old "was surrounded by her husband Alex, children Isabella and Lucas, and brothers Christopher and Sean," he adds. "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."

Charlotte was the daughter of Cassandra Harris, who died of ovarian cancer in 1991 while married to Brosnan (Charlotte's grandmother died of the same disease). Brosnan adopted Charlotte and her brother Christopher after their father died in 1986, E! reports. Earlier this year, Brosnan remembered what it was like to lose Harris. "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 told the Daily Mail. "It certainly did for me." (Click to see a photo of the father and daughter.)

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Jul 3, 2013 6:03 AM CDT
My condolences to the Brosnan family. Expect to see an increase in deaths from ovarian, cervical and breast cancer in states that are shutting down women's health facilities. These places are on the front line when it comes to early detection. Especially for women too poor to have access to personal physicians. Call your politicians and complain now people.
Jul 2, 2013 11:40 PM CDT
"Iceland Won't Stop Whaling Until We Impose Sanctions" By Pierce Brosnan August 5, 2011- "When it comes to whaling, Iceland is an international outlaw. Years of global negotiations and declarations have failed utterly to end its illegal slaughter of whales. It's time to send Iceland a message it can't ignore: Trade sanctions. We can make it happen if hundreds of thousands of us speak out now." http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/246/391/778/
Jul 2, 2013 10:35 PM CDT
Three generations dying from ovarian cancer. WOW. I hope they were getting annual, or more frequent, physicals. I wonder if Pierce will give some of his "millions" for the "cause"?