The tragic news has just come in that actress Helen McCrory has died...

​She was just fifty-two years old.

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The British actress was best known for her roles in critically acclaimed roles such as Clair Dowar in James Bond and as Draco Malfoy's mother in the final 3 Harry Potter movies.

She also played a major role in the hugely successful Netflix series, The Peaky Blinders...

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And she has made quite the name for herself in the world of British showbiz.

Tributes have been flooding in for the actress.

Actor Damian Lewis, who married McCrory in 2007, shared a devastating statement on Twitter that said she had died peacefully at home after "a heroic battle with cancer."

"​I'm heartbroken to announce that after a 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 love 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."

McCrory's cancer diagnosis had been kept private from the public.

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Rest in Peace, Helen McCrory. Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to her family during this terrible time.