Pierce Brosnan devastated by death of daughter

Pierce Brosnan's daughter has died after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer.

Charlotte (41) whose mother, Cassandra, and grandmother both died from the same disease ? passed away on 28 June in London where she lived with her husband, Alex Smith, daughter Isabella (14) and son Lucas (8).

Pierce (60) told People.com, "On 28 June at 2 pm my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life, having succumbed to ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by her husband, Alex, children Isabella and Lucas and 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."

Pierce adopted Charlotte and her brother, Christopher, the children of Pierce's first wife, Cassandra, following the death of their father, Dermot Harris, in 1986.

He and Cassandra had a son, Sean, in 1983.

Pierce has been married to Keely Shaye Smith since 2001 and the couple have two sons, Dylan (16) and Paris (12).

-Bang Showbiz

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