LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – British actress Helen McCrory has died at the age of 52.

FILE – Helen McCrory attends the Preview of Peaky Blinders at the BFI Southbank on July 23, 2019 in London. (Getty Images)

McCrory died after battling cancer, her husband, actor Damian Lewis, announced on Friday.

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“I am broken to announce that the beautiful and powerful Mrs. Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home after a heroic battle with cancer, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family,” wrote Lewis. “She died while she was alive. Fearless. God we love her and we know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. It burned so brightly. Now, Lille One, get up in the air and thank you. “


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– Damian Lewis (@lewis_damian) April 16, 2021

McCrory is best known for her roles as Narcissa Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” films and as Polly Gray in the “Peaky Blinders” series.

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Her prolific resume also included roles on “Skyfall”, “The Queen”, “Hugo” and “The Count of Monte Cristo”.