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Pierce Brosnan Opens Up About Losing First Wife, Daughter To Cancer

While promoting his new AMC series 'The Son', Pierce Brosnan opened up about losing his first wife, Cassandra Harris, and his daughter, Charlotte, to ovarian cancer.

Harris passed away in 1991. His daughter died from the same disease at age 41 in 2013.

"I don't look at the cup as half full, believe me," Brosnan tells Esquire magazine. "The dark, melancholy Irish black dog sits beside me from time to time."

"From day 1, we really had a fight on our hands," he recalls of his first wife's diagnosis. "This wasn't a shadow or a small tumor — this had invaded Cassie's being. She took her destiny in her own hands with incredible courage and grace... As frightened as you are, you have to second-guess. I was the quiet party, but I was always there for her."

"I was in a helpless state of confusion and anger," he admits. "She was comforting me. She said, 'Please, darling, don't worry. It's just a life winding down.' What can you do? Up until then there was always something, some new treatment. But then the options got fewer and fewer. At the end, Cassie didn't want to be resuscitated by any machines."

"She has made me the man I am, the actor I am, the father I am," he says candidly. "She's forever embedded in every fiber of my being. She's there with me every day. I was so blessed to have met someone like that."

Brosnan is now married to Keely Shaye Smith. The couple, who tied the knot in 2001, are parents of sons Dylan, 20, and Paris, 16.

April 7, 2017 |

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