Damian Lewis mourns his wife: Helen McCrory died a few days ago of cancer. Now her husband has assigned her touchlines to her on the Sunday Times.
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Damian Lewis wrote on Twitter a few days ago: “It breaks my heart to announce that the beautiful and brave Helen McCrory died peacefully at home after a heroic battle with cancer, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family.” With this news, the actor announced the death of Helen McCrory.
“Royal in their own way”
The “Homeland” star wrote a touching article about his late wife for the Sunday Times on April 18th. In it he remembers her as “my duchess, my little one” and the “Harry Potter” actress is called “royal in her own way.” The 50-year-old wrote in the British Sunday newspaper that “Royal” was above everything she had heard in her work. Therefore, many have called her “Lady Helen”.
In addition to her acting skills, his wife was a “smarter person.” He never knew anyone else was consciously spreading joy this much and was able to enjoy life so much: “Your ability to be in the present and enjoy the moment was inspiring.” Lewis also describes his late wife as being very funny.
“At least try to end the funeral with you.”
But in the end, she was a happy person. “Some people think happiness is a right, and some people find it difficult to be happy,” he said. The actress, who played Narsa Malfoy, Draco Malfoy’s mother in “Harry Potter,” believed “you choose to be happy.”
Helen McCrory and Damien Lewis often appeared on the red carpet together. (Source: Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
Before her death, Helen McCrory was not afraid, did not feel bitterness, did not pity herself. She told her husband that after her death he should have “many” new friends. And she added in her humorous way: “At least try to end the funeral without condescendingly to anyone.” The two have been married for nearly 15 years.
“Do not be disheartened.”
The marriage had two children: 14-year-old Manon and Gulliver, who was one year younger. She told them: “Do not be sad.” “Even if I gave up the spoon soon, I lived the life I wanted to live.”
And the fact that his late wife “normalized” her death is what Lewis described in his article as “her greatest and most extraordinary act of courage and generosity.” Helen McCrory, in short, “arm him and her children with the courage to go on” – and “insists that no one grieves because she is happy.”
The actress did not announce that Helen McCrory had cancer. Very few people are said to be aware of their diagnosis. She played her last major role in 2019 – in the series “Peaky Blinders”. In 2017, she was awarded the title of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) from Queen Elizabeth II.