British actor Helen McCrory who acted in Harry Potter and Peaky Blinders has died at the age of 62.
McCroey’s husband, Damian Lewis, in a statement released on Friday, April 15 said that the actress died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family and loved ones.
The statement reads;
“I’m heartbroken to announce that after a 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. She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we love her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She blazed so brightly. Go now, Little One, into the air, and thank you,”
McCrory first made a name for herself in U.K. theater, landing a London Evening Standard award for best actress in 2002 for Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and an Olivier Award nomination in 2006 for As You Like It.
In 2013, McCrory was cast in one of her most famous roles, Shelby family matriarch Polly Gray, in Peaky Blinders, appearing on all five seasons of Steven Knight’s hit crime drama.