Helen McRory dead: Damian Lewis announces his wife’s death from cancer, aged 52

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Peaky Blinders star Helen McRory has died following a battle with cancer, her husband Damian Lewis confirmed.

The Hollywood star, who also starred in the Harry Potter films, passed away at her home peacefully on Friday.

Damian took to Twitter to share the heartbreaking news, as he said: "I'm heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family.

"She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we loved her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She blazed so brightly. Go now, Little One, into the air, and thank you."

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