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Pierce Brosnan pays tribute to death of daughter in heartfelt post
Pierce Brosnan has shared a tribute to his late daughter Charlotte Brosnan on Instagram to mark the seventh anniversary since her death.
The former James Bond actor shared a photograph taken by his wife Keely Shaye Smith, which he captioned a touching tribute to the late mother of two.
“Here’s looking at you kid,” the 67-year-old captioned the photo.
“In remembrance of Charlotte and with happy birthday wishes for my darling Marley May.”
Marley May is Brosnan’s granddaughter who turned five this month.
Charlotte died on June 28, 2013, at age 41 after a battle with ovarian cancer, the Daily Mail reported.
According to the tabloid, Charlotte died from the same disease that claimed the life of her mother and Brosnan’s first wife, Cassandra Harris.
She died in 1991 when she was 43.
Charlotte is survived by her husband and two children.
Charlotte was adopted by Brosnan when he wed Harris in 1980.
Harris had two children, Charlotte and Christopher, 46, from a previous marriage to producer Dermot Harris, who passed away in 1986.
Harris and Brosnan’s son Sean, 36, is the father of Marley May, whose middle name is Cassandra in tribute to her late grandmother.
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A year after losing Charlotte, Brosnan reflected on losing his daughter and first wife at the Stand Up To Cancer telethon.
“To watch someone you love have his or her life eaten away bit by bit by this insidious disease, that kind of sorrow becomes an indelible part of your psyche,” he said at the time.
“I held the generous, strong, beautiful hand of my first wife Cassie as ovarian cancer took her life much too soon,” he said.
“And just last year, I held the hand of my funny, wonderful daughter Charlotte before she died from this wretched, inherited disease.”
Despite his heartache, Brosnan was able to find love again with Keely Shaye Smith in 1994.
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In 2018, Brosnan told Closer Weekly that Smith had helped him overcome his own personal tragedy.
“You have to trust and follow your heart and try to meet the best people in life,” he said.
“When Keely looks at me, I go weak. I love her vitality, her passion. She has this strength that I wouldn’t be able to live without … I found a great woman in Keely.
“Not if I searched a million times over would I find one as good.
“There are so many lessons you learn each day and each passing year,” he said.
“It’s important to have good faith in yourself and to know yourself as much as you can, and then to go out there and do good things.”
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