Actress Helen McCrory has died, aged 52 (Picture: Rex)
Piers Morgan has led tributes to Helen McCrory, as news of her death emerged.
The actress, who appeared in Harry Potter and Peaky Blinders, died aged 52 – with husband Damian Lewis confirming the news.
In a heartfelt statement, he explained that she died following ‘an heroic battle with cancer’.
Fans and famous faces rushed to offer their condolences after his post, with Piers Morgan among them.
Sharing Damian’s post on Twitter, the former Good Morning Britain host penned: ‘What shocking and incredibly sad news. RIP Helen.’
Noel Clarke offered: ‘RIP #HelenMcCrory you were the best and always lovely to me. It was a pleasure to work with you. Love ya.
— Damian Lewis (@lewis_damian) April 16, 2021
‘Blessings to Damian and the family.’
Angela Griffin replied: ‘News of Helen McCrory passing has just floored me.
‘My thoughts with all of her friends and family. What a women, what an actor. Such a loss.’
Beverley Knight commented: ‘Oh god no. An incredible actress. This is desperately sad.
What shocking and incredibly sad news. RIP Helen. ? https://t.co/TuEJrGRvTX
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 16, 2021
— Noel Clarke (@NoelClarke) April 16, 2021
Very sorry to hear of the death of Helen McCrory, such a brilliant actor; heartfelt condolences to Damian Lewis, their children, and all who loved her. pic.twitter.com/NRlo3KPKWb
— Richard Coles (@RevRichardColes) April 16, 2021
Impossible to process the mighty Helen McCrory has passed. I worked with Helen on stage and of course we were lucky enough to get her in “Inside No 9”. She was always immaculate and brilliant. An unfathomable loss. RIP . pic.twitter.com/fbau6kywzW
— reece shearsmith (@ReeceShearsmith) April 16, 2021
‘I feel for her husband @lewis_damian and family. Sincere condolences.’
Jo Malone said: ‘@lewis_damian I am beyond saddened and shocked to hear of the passing of Helen McCrory an amazing talented woman who gave so much , my sincere condolences to all of her beautiful family.’
Sue Perkins posted: ‘I am so so sorry. What a loss x.’
Great British Bake Off winner wrote: ‘Helen McCrory no no no. Forever my Narcissa Malfoy.
Tributes poured in for Helen across social media as news of her death broke (Picture: Rex)
‘Sleep easy Pol. By order of the Peaky Blinders. Thoughts are with her loved ones x.’
‘Impossible to process the mighty Helen McCrory has passed,’ Reece Shearsmith penned. ‘I worked with Helen on stage and of course we were lucky enough to get her in “Inside No 9”.
‘She was always immaculate and brilliant. An unfathomable loss. RIP.’
‘How utterly heartbreaking,’ Laurence Fox replied. ‘What a tremendous and mesmerising actor. So young. Awful.’
Helen’s death was confirmed by Damian, who said ‘how lucky’ they were to have had her in their lives.
The Homeland star posted: ‘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.
‘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.’Credit: Original article published here.