Pierce Brosnan’s daughter Charlotte, 41, dies of ovarian cancer — the same disease that killed her mom and grandmother

LONDON - FEBRUARY 19:  Actor Pierce Brosnan (left) and daughter Charlotte arrives at The Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) at the Odeon Leicester Square on February 19, 2006 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)Charlotte’s mother, Cassandra, an Australian actress, had two children from a previous marriage — Charlotte and Christopher — when she wed Brosnan in 1980. The actor adopted the kids and they took his last name after their father died.

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Pierce Brosnan and daughter Charlotte arrive at The Orange British Academy Film Awards in February 2006 in London. Charlotte, 41, died last week of ovarian cancer, the same disease that
claimed her mother two decades ago.

James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan is mourning the tragic death of his daughter, who succumbed to the same disease that killed her mother and her grandmother.
Charlotte Brosnan, 41, a mother of two, died of ovarian cancer last week in London.
Pierce Brosnan, the Irish actor who starred in four 007 films, lost his wife, Cassandra Harris, to the disease in 1991. Her mother, Charlotte’s grandmother, also died from ovarian cancer.
Pierce Brosnan is seen with his late wife Cassandra Harris, an Australian actress and former Bond girl at the 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards in 1991, the same year she died from ovarian cancer.

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Pierce Brosnan is seen with his late wife Cassandra Harris, an Australian actress and former Bond girl at the 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards in 1991, the same year she died from ovarian cancer.

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“On June 28 at 2 p.m. my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life, having succumbed to ovarian cancer,” Brosnan, 60, said in a statement.
“She was surrounded by her husband Alex, children Isabella and Lucas and brothers Christopher and Sean.
Pierce Brosnan, center, flanked by son Christopher and daughter Charlotte, attend the 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards in January 1992 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., one year after the children's mother, Cassandra Harris, died of ovarian cancer. Charlotte died of the same disease last week, according to the actor.

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Pierce Brosnan, center, flanked by son Christopher and daughter Charlotte, attend the 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards in January 1992 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., one year after the children's mother, Cassandra Harris, died of ovarian cancer. Charlotte died of the same disease last week, according to the actor.

“Charlotte fought her cancer with grace and humility, courage and dignity. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our beautiful dear girl,” he said.
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“We pray for her and that the cure for this wretched disease will be close at hand.”
Pierce Brosnan and daughter Charlotte attend the afterparty for Sting's "Ten Summoner's Tales" tour at the Greek Theatre in May 1993 at Spago in West Hollywood, Calif. Charlotte died last week of ovarian cancer, the same disease that claimed her mother.

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Pierce Brosnan and daughter Charlotte attend the afterparty for Sting's "Ten Summoner's Tales" tour at the Greek Theatre in May 1993 at Spago in West Hollywood, Calif. Charlotte died last week of ovarian cancer, the same disease that claimed her mother.

Brosnan was filming spy thriller November Man in Eastern Europe when he rushed back to his daughter's bedside, the Telegraph reports.
Charlotte's mother, Cassandra, who was an Australian actress and former Bond girl, had two children from a previous marriage when she wed Brosnan in 1980 — Charlotte and Christopher.
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From left, Pierce Brosnan, daughter Charoltte and son Christoper attend the party for the book 'Virgin: The Literary and Photographic Expose of Virgin Records' at New York restaurant Elaine's.

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From left, Pierce Brosnan, daughter Charoltte and son Christoper attend the party for the book 'Virgin: The Literary and Photographic Expose of Virgin Records' at New York restaurant Elaine's.

But Brosnan adopted the kids, and they took his last name, after their father died in 1986.
“We just clicked as a family,” Brosnan told the Daily Express earlier this year. “Charlotte and Chris have just been amazing in my life.”
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Pierce Brosnan and his daugher Charlotte posse for the paparazzi at The Orange British Academy Film Awards in February 2006.

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Pierce Brosnan and his daugher Charlotte posse for the paparazzi at The Orange British Academy Film Awards in February 2006.

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The role easily drew upon the personal hardships and tragedies he's had to rise against in his own life, as he told the Mirror Online earlier this year.
“I went through it all, very publicly,” Brosnan said. “Such things draw a mark across your heart and it’s always a part of your life.
“To watch someone you love have their life eaten away – bit by bit, by this insidious and horrid disease – becomes an indelible part of your psyche.”
Cassandra died in 1991 after becoming ill while filming a movie in India in 1987. Brosnan was left to raise their then 8-year-old son, Sean, who grew up to become an actor himself.
Charlotte is survived by her husband, Alex, and her children, Isabella, 15, and Lucas, 8.
Brosnan has two children, Dylan, 16 and Paris, 12, with his second wife, journalist Keely Shaye Smith, whom he's referred to as his guiding "North Star."

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