Only a few days before passing away from the same illness that claimed the lives of her mother and grandmother, Charlotte Brosnan was secretly married.
In 2013, the then-42-year-old married her artist boyfriend Alex Smith after being led down the aisle by her father Pierce Brosnan.
Sadly, though, she lost her battle with ovarian cancer two weeks later.
Cassandra Harris, Pierce Brosnan’s first wife, whom he wed in 1980, was the mother of Charlotte.
Charlotte gained notoriety at a young age, initially for being the child of Cassandra Harris, a “Bond girl” who appeared in the film “For Your Eyes Only.”
Charlotte and her brother Christopher were adopted by Pierce when their real father passed away in 1986.
They adopted his last name before receiving a half-brother when their mother and Pierce produced a son named Sean.
Ovarian cancer, which had already taken the life of Cassandra Harris’ mother, was discovered in 1987.
Cassandra tragically succumbed to ovarian cancer in 1991 at the age of 43.
According to accounts, Charlotte’s mother’s death had a significant impact on her. She had numerous challenges, including depression and drug problems as a result of seeing her mother gradually lose the fight against a horrifying illness.
In order to overcome her drug and alcohol addiction, Charlotte entered a rehab facility in England in 2003.
Charlotte pursued acting in the same career path as her parents, but ovarian cancer would return to stalk her life once more.
Charlotte had to through a very difficult course of therapy after learning that she had the same illness as her mother.
Charlotte was able to keep her attitude up during that time.
Sadly, Charlotte lost the fight on June 28, 2013, while her family was by her side. Her spouse Alex, children Isabella and Lucas, brothers Christopher and Sean, and all of them were by her side when she passed away.
Charlotte married Alex, her true love, just a few days before she tragically passed away. In a private ceremony that was only the couple and their loved ones present, they got married.
Though it seems so sad now, a family friend who attended the wedding ceremony said it was a beautiful moment.
“It was the most moving day of my life. It wasn’t a day to be sad. Alex and Pierce were smiling broadly.”
Following Charlotte’s tragic death, Pierce paid tribute to his “darling daughter” in a statement. It’s one that resonates with us even now.
“On June 28 my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life, having succumbed to ovarian cancer,” Brosnan said, as per The Guardian.
“She was surrounded by her husband Alex, children Isabella and Lucas and brothers Christopher and Sean.
“Charlotte fought her cancer with rare 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 at hand soon. We thank everyone for their heartfelt condolences.”
The former James Bond star had flown back in the middle of filming for 2014 flick November Man to be at his daughter’s bedside, mere days after giving her away to her boyfriend Alex Smith.
Today, although Charlotte isn’t here now, her children are all grown up.
For example, her 21- year-old daughter Isabella looks as gorgeous as her late mother.
I really hope that she is safe and sound and that she never will have to encounter the same battles as her mother and grandmother.
Cancer is a truly terrible disease, one that we all must maintain the fight against.
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