Actress Helen McCrory, who played Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise films has passed away at the age of 52.
Her husband, actor Damian Lewis, confirmed the news in an emotional statement on Friday afternoon.
“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,” Lewis, 50, said.
“She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we love her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives,” he continued. “She blazed so brightly. Go now, Little One, into the air, and thank you.”
McCrory was known for her role as Draco Malfoy’s mother, but also for her roles in Hugo, Skyfall and the series Peaky Blinders.
The actress and Lewis, who is known for his roles in Band of Brothers, Dreamcatcher and starring in the series Billions and Homeland, were married in the summer of 2007 after meeting on a theatre production in 2003. Together they shared two children daughter Manon, 14, and son Gulliver, 13.
Thoughts are with her family.
— Damian Lewis (@lewis_damian) April 16, 2021