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Pierce Brosnan marks seventh anniversary of daughter Charlotte's death with touching Instagram post

Pierce Brosnan has marked the seventh anniversary of his daughter Charlotte’s death with a touching post on Instagram.

The former James Bond star, 67, shared a snap taken from his Hawaii home by his wife Keely Shaye Smith, 56, on Sunday in remembrance of his late relative. 

The actor looked at peace as he relaxed on his porch in a white linen shirt, sunglasses and shorts.

Charlotte passed away at the age of just 42 on June 28, 2018 after a battle with ovarian cancer, the same disease that claimed the life of her mother Cassandra Harris – Pierce’s first wife – in 1991 when she was 43.

Poignant: Pierce Brosnan marked the seventh anniversary of his daughter Charlotte's death with a touching post on Instagram

Poignant: Pierce Brosnan marked the seventh anniversary of his daughter Charlotte’s death with a touching post on Instagram

Pierce also wished happy birthday to his granddaughter Marley May, who turned five this month.

He wrote: ‘Here’s looking at you kid… in remembrance of Charlotte and with happy birthday wishes for my darling Marley May.’

Pierce became Charlotte’s adoptive father when he married first wife Cassandra in 1980.

Cassandra had two children, Charlotte and Christopher, now 46, from a previous marriage to Dermot Harris, who died in 1986. 

In remembrance: The former James Bond, 67, also wished happy birthday to his granddaughter Marley May on Monday

In remembrance: The former James Bond, 67, also wished happy birthday to his granddaughter Marley May on Monday

Tragic: Charlotte died aged 41 in 2013 of ovarian cancer, the same illness that killed her mother Cassandra, Pierce's first wife

Tragic: Charlotte died aged 41 in 2013 of ovarian cancer, the same illness that killed her mother Cassandra, Pierce’s first wife

Tragedy: Pierce's first wife Cassandra also died of ovarian cancer in 1991 after 11 years of marriage

Tragedy: Pierce’s first wife Cassandra also died of ovarian cancer in 1991 after 11 years of marriage

Cassandra also died of ovarian cancer in 1991 after 11 years of marriage with Pierce.

They also had a son, Sean, 36, who now has a young daughter, Marley May – whose middle name is Cassandra in tribute to her late grandmother – with his film producer wife Sanja Banic.

In 1992, Pierce said of his first wife: ‘She has made me the man I am, the actor I am, the father I am. 

‘She’s forever embedded in every fibre of my being. She’s there with me every day. I was so blessed to have met someone like that.’

Pierce went on to marry Keely in 1994 and they share two sons, Dylan, 23, and Paris, 19. 

It comes after Pierce revealed this month that two of his lifelong friends have died after battling coronavirus. 

The actor branded the disease ‘a war’ and described COVID-19 as an ‘awful threat to life looming’ during a cover feature with the latest issue of Parade magazine.

Fond memories: The actor, pictured in 2006 alongside children Christopher (far left), Charlotte (centre left), and Sean (far right) as well as his mother Mary May (centre right) has suffered heartbreak

Fond memories: The actor, pictured in 2006 alongside children Christopher (far left), Charlotte (centre left), and Sean (far right) as well as his mother Mary May (centre right) has suffered heartbreak

He said: ‘I lost two friends to COVID-19. They were friends of 45 years, and I am godfather to his son.  

‘No matter where you are and how beautiful it may be, you still have this awful threat to life looming.

‘You have to keep pushing the rock uphill, and you have to keep involved in life. We are at war. People are dying.’

The actor added that he hopes a silver lining of the pandemic may be that people are kinder and more aware of the ‘fragility of our planet.’

Pierce has been isolating with his wife Keely in their family cottage on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. 








Happy couple: The Mamma Mia actor is now married to Keely Shaye Smith and they share two children, Dylan and Paris

Happy couple: The Mamma Mia actor is now married to Keely Shaye Smith and they share two children, Dylan and Paris

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