Peaky Blinders star Helen McCrory passes away, aged 52
She passed away following a battle with cancer.
Actor Helen McCrory has passed away, aged 52.
The star, who was well known for her roles in Peaky Blinders and James Bond, died this week following a battle with cancer.
Her husband, fellow actor Damian Lewis, announced the news today, stating that he is "heartbroken."
"The beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully as home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family," he wrote.
"She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we love 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."
— Damian Lewis (@lewis_damian) April 16, 2021
McCrory boasted a wide spanning career from stage to screen. She was best known for her roles in Peaky Blinders, Harry Potter, and James Bond.
She and husband Damian were married since 2007. They share two children together - daughter Manon, 14, and 13-year-old son Gulliver.
In 2017, she was awarded an OBE in the honours list for her services to drama. Tributes have already started pouring in on social media from fans and friends alike.
Helen McCrory styling out forgetting her glasses by presenting the Leading Actor category at the 2019 #BAFTATV awards in her sunnies!
RIP to one of our best screen and stage talents. pic.twitter.com/UMidmFurRN
— Michael Gravesande (@OldBlackHack) April 16, 2021
I’m so shocked by this terrible news and I don’t have words. It’s just so sad and unfair. You will be so missed, Helen McCrory.
... in the bleak midwinter 🖤 pic.twitter.com/snWjUmpy91
— best of cillian murphy (@bestcillian) April 16, 2021
Impossible to process the mighty Helen McCrory has passed. I worked with Helen on stage and of course we were lucky enough to get her in "Inside No 9". She was always immaculate and brilliant. An unfathomable loss. RIP . pic.twitter.com/fbau6kywzW
— reece shearsmith (@ReeceShearsmith) April 16, 2021
We’re deeply saddened to hear that actor Helen McCrory has died aged 52. pic.twitter.com/aJvFTtRVsq
— BFI (@BFI) April 16, 2021
Helen McCrory was fearless and brilliant. Her talent astounded me . She was a shining light and is so still.
— Elizabeth McGovern (@ElizabethMcGov) April 16, 2021
How utterly heartbreaking. What a tremendous and mesmerising actor. So young. Awful. 🙏🏼😔
Helen McCrory: Peaky Blinders star dies aged 52 from cancer | Evening Standard https://t.co/K3pmIaRQFC
— Laurence Fox ✌🏼🇬🇧✌🏼 (@LozzaFox) April 16, 2021