Her husband, the fellow actor Damian Lewis, announced her death on Twitter, saying that McCrory had died 'peacefully at home'. Lewis said: 'I’m heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died … surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family.'
Cillian Murphy, McCrory’s Peaky Blinders’ co-star, said: 'I am broken-hearted to lose such a dear friend. Helen was a beautiful, caring, funny, compassionate human being ... She was also a gifted actor – fearless and magnificent.'
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