Helen McRory, famous for “Harry Potter” and “Peaky Blinders”, has died at the age of 52. As announced by her husband Damian Lewis on Friday, McRory died peacefully at home after battling with cancer.
Helen’s husband Damian announced the news via Twitter. He said, “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.”
Soon after the news surfaced, many celebrities and fans grieved about Helen’s death. Matt Lucas paid a tribute to McRory on Twitter. He tweeted, “Helen McCrory will be remembered not just for her remarkable stage and screen performances, but also for her selflessness and generosity. She and Damian were the motor driving FeedNHS, working tirelessly during the pandemic to raise millions for others. What a tremendous loss.”
The Harry Potter writer J.K Rowling also took it to the Twitter to pay a tribute to Helen, who appeared in Harry Potter as Draco Malfoy’s mother Narcissa Malfoy. Rowling wrote, “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.”
Other than that, Helen’s “Peaky Blinders” co-star Cillian Murphy called her a compassionate human being. He stated, “I am broken-hearted to lose such a dear friend,” Murphy said in a statement. “Helen was a beautiful, caring, funny, compassionate human being. She was also a gifted actor — fearless and magnificent. She elevated and made humane every scene, every character she played. It was a privilege to have worked with this brilliant woman, to have shared so many laughs over the years. I will dearly miss my pal. My love and thoughts are with Damian and her family.”
Helen McRory has left the world at 52. She has certainly given us some of the best characters. McRory has been seen in “Skyfall”, “Hugo”, “The Queen”, and has achieved great success in theater as well with “Macbeth”, “Pride and Prejudice” etc. Helen has also been a recipient of various awards such as London Films Critics’ Circle, Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, Glamour Awards, Critics; Circle Theater Award etc.