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, however, 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, first 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 after their biological father passed away in 1986.
They adopted his last name before receiving a half-brother when their mother and Pierce had a son named Sean.
Ovarian cancer, which had also 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 reports, Charlotte’s mother’s death had a significant impact on her. She faced numerous challenges, including depression and addiction problems as a result of seeing her mother gradually lose the fight against a horrifying illness.
According to The Famous People, Charlotte checked herself into a rehab facility in England in 2003 to receive treatment for her drug and alcohol addiction.
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 endure a very difficult course of treatment 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 husband 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.
Although it seems so depressing now, a family friend who was present at the wedding said it was a lovely moment.
“It was the most moving day of my life. It wasn’t a day to be sad. Alex and Pierce were smiling broadly.”
Pierce issued a statement in remembrance of his “darling daughter” after Charlotte’s tragic passing. It still has meaning for us today.
“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.”
Only a few days after giving his daughter away to her boyfriend Alex Smith, the former James Bond actor had flown back in the middle of filming for the 2014 movie November Man to be by his daughter’s bedside.
Even though Charlotte isn’t here right now, her children have all reached adulthood.
For instance, Isabella, her 21-year-old daughter, resembles her late mother in terms of beauty.
I sincerely hope she is okay and never has to go through the same struggles as her mother and grandmother.