New Delhi: Helen McCrory, best-known for playing Narcissa Malfoy in the film adaptations of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter, passed away at the age of 52 on Friday. She was battling with cancer.
Calling her battle with cancer ‘heroic’, her husband Damian Lewis wrote on Twitter, “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,” he wrote in a Twitter post. He added, “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.”
Ever since the news of Helen’s passing away surfaced on the internet, actors from all over the world have been pouring in heartfelt tributes for her.
Daniel Radcliffe, who played the titular role in the Harry Potter series’ shared a statement that read: “I truly couldn’t believe this news when I heard it. Helen was one of the most incredible actors I got to work with on the Harry Potter films. She was effortlessly commanding and captivating as an actor, as well as being kind, generous and incredibly good fun as a person. Also, as it happens, she’s one of the absolute coolest people I’ve ever met, in that I can’t ever imagine her being flustered or nervous, she always seemed totally assured of who she was and what she was doing. She was a supreme talent and a wonderful person and will be very greatly missed,” reported Metro.co.uk.
Harry Potter author JK Rowling also paid her last respects as she tweeted, “I’m devastated to learn of the death of Helen McCrory, an extraordinary actress and a wonderful woman who’s left us far too soon. My deepest condolences to her family, especially her husband and children. Simply heartbreaking news.”
Besides the Harry Potter films, Helen McCrory is also known for her perfromace as Polly Gray in BBC’s Peaky Blinders