(CBS NEWS) -- Pierce Brosnan has lost his 41-year-old daughter, Charlotte, who succumbed to ovarian cancer over the weekend.
The 60-year-old actor told People,
"On June 28 at 2 p.m. my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to
eternal life, having succumbed to ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by
her husband Alex, children Isabella and Lucas and brothers Christopher
He added, "Charlotte fought her cancer with
grace and humanity, courage and dignity. 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."
According to The Telegraph,
Brosnan flew to the U.K. to be at his daughter's bedside. He had been
in Eastern Europe, shooting the upcoming spy thriller "November Man."
Charlotte's mother, actress Cassandra Harris,
died of ovarian cancer in 1991 at age 43. She was Brosnan's daughter
from his marriage to Harris, a former Bond girl. Brosnan and Harris wed
in 1980 -- and Brosnan adopted Charlotte and her brother, Christopher,
after their father died in 1986. Brosnan and Harris had one son
together, Sean. Harris' mother also had ovarian cancer and died when
Harris was in her teens.
Brosnan has two children with his second and current wife, Keely Shaye Smith -- Dylan, 16, and Paris, 12.