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Pierce Brosnan's daughter dies after cancer battle

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Jul 01, 2013 | 8:19pm EDT

Pierce Brosnan is in mourning after his daughter lost her three-year battle with ovarian cancer. Charlotte Brosnan passed away on Friday (28Jun13), aged 41, from the same disease which killed her mother, Australian actress Cassandra Harris, in 1991. A statement from Brosnan reads, "On June 28 at 2pm my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life, having succumbed to ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by her husband Alex, her children Isabella and Lucas and her brothers Christopher and Sean. "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." The former Bond star married Harris in 1980, and adopted Charlotte and her brother Christopher after their father's death in 1986. Brosnan and Harris also went on to have a son together, named Sean. The actor is now married to journalist Keely Shaye Smith, with whom he has two boys, 16-year-old Dylan and Paris, 12.

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