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Tuesday
Jul022013

Pierce Brosnan’s Daughter Dies from Ovarian Cancer

John Rogers/BAFTA via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Pierce Brosnan’s daughter Charlotte has died after a three-year battle with the same disease that also claimed her mother’s life more than 20 years ago.

“Charlotte fought her cancer with grace and humanity, courage and dignity,” Brosnan tells ABC News in a statement.  “Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our beautiful dear girl.”

Charlotte, 41, passed away in London on June 28 from ovarian cancer.  Brosnan’s former wife and Charlotte’s mother Cassandra Harris, whom he married in 1980, also died of the disease in 1991.

Brosnan adopted Charlotte after her father died in 1986.

In her final hours, Charlotte was surrounded by her husband Alex; children Isabella, 14, and Lucas, 8; and brothers Christopher and Sean.

After losing another loved one to ovarian cancer, Brosnan added that he’s looking to the future and a possible cure.

“We pray for her [Charlotte] and that the cure for this wretched disease will be close at hand soon,” he said.  “We thank everyone for their heartfelt condolences.”

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