Peaky Blinders actress, Helen McCrory, known for playing the role of Polly Gray in Peaky Blinders, has died of cancer at the age of 52.
Her husband, Damian Lewis, announced the sad news.
He said he was “heartbroken”, and that she was a “beautiful and mighty woman”.
He wrote: “She blazed so brightly. Go now, Little One, into the air, and thank you.”
Harry Potter author JK Rowling led the tributes, writing that it was “simply heartbreaking news”.
— Damian Lewis (@lewis_damian) April 16, 2021
“The beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from family and friends,” he said.
“She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we love her and we know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives.”