Pierce Brosnan marks anniversary of daughter’s death with Instagram tribute

Kimberley Bond

Pierce Brosnan has paid tribute to his daughter Charlotte on the seventh anniversary of her death.

The former James Bond star, 67, posted a photo taken by his wife Keely Shaye Smith, as he relaxed at home in Hawaii.

Quoting classic film Casablanca, Brosnan also sent his love to his granddaughter Marley May in the caption of the snap.

“Here’s looking at you kid… in remembrance of Charlotte and with happy birthday wishes for my darling Marley May,” he told his 1.3 million Instagram followers.

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Several fans offered their support, with Marcella actor Anna Friel sending her condolences by commenting a series of heart emojis.

Brosnan lost daughter Charlotte to ovarian cancer in 2013. She was just 41 years old.

“Charlotte fought her cancer with grace and humanity, courage and dignity. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our beautiful dear girl,” the actor said in a statement at the time.

‘We pray for her and that the cure for this wretched disease will be close at hand soon. We thank everyone for their heartfelt condolences.”

Brosnan’s first wife and Charlotte’s mother, Cassandra, died from ovarian cancer in 1991, aged 43.

His long-term producing partner, Beau St Clair, also died from the disease in 2016.

The actor has previously spoken candidly about his experiences with grief, saying he often struggled to feel optimistic.

Loss: Pierce Brosnan with daughter Charlotte pictured at an award ceremony

Speaking about the disease on the 2014 Stand Up to Cancer special, Brosnan said: “To watch someone you love have his or her life eaten away bit by bit by this insidious disease, that kind of sorrow becomes an indelible part of your psyche."

He later told Esquire in 2017: “I don’t look at the cup as half full, believe me.

“The dark, melancholy Irish black dog sits beside me from time to time."

Additional reporting by PA

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