Shocking news in the entertainment world today, as actress Helen McCrory has died of a cancer. The Star of Peaky Blinders and many, many excellent dramas over recent years did not announce her diagnosis beforehand (which is perfectly reasonable), but has died aged 52.
As her husband, Damian Lewis, explained “I’m heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family.
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.”
We are in shock to lose one of our favourite screen stars so suddenly.