Pierce Brosnan's daughter dies from ovarian cancer

Charlotte was 42 and died with her husband, children and brothers at her side

Pierce Brosnan's daughter Charlotte has died from ovarian cancer, aged 42.

She had battled the disease for three years, but died on Friday afternoon.

"On June 28 at 2pm my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life, having succumbed to ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by her husband Alex, her children Isabella and Lucas and her brothers Christopher and Sean," read a statement from Brosnan.

“Charlotte fought her cancer with grace and humanity, courage and dignity.



“Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our beautiful dear girl. 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.”

Her mother, the Australian actress Cassandra Harris, also died of the disease in 1991 while married to Brosnan, as did Harris's own mother.