Pierce Brosnan's son Sean has posted touching pictures of his beloved sister, Charlotte, who died last week from the same disease that killed their mother.
The photos, put on Sean's Facebook page, were taken while Charlotte was undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer, Mail Online reports. They show the pair smiling and laughing in various funny poses and are Sean's tribute to his older sister.
One photo shows Charlotte with her shaved head uncovered kissing her son Lucas as Lucas and Sean flash a "V for Victory" sign.
Charlotte died on Friday aged 41. She had been suffering ovarian cancer for three years. Her mother, the Australian actress Cassandra Harris, died from ovarian cancer aged 43 in 1991.
The Brosnan family said yesterday they were "deeply in mourning".
"On June 28 at 2 pm my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life, having succumbed to ovarian cancer," Pierce said in a statement.
"She was surrounded by her husband, Alex, children Isabella and Lucas and brothers Christopher and Sean.
"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."
Pierce was photographed yesterday back on the Belgrade set of his latest film. He had rushed back to London last week to be by at his daughter's bedside.
Charlotte was adopted by Pierce in 1986 after her biological father, Cassandra's first husband, Dermot Harris, died.
She was nine when Pierce and her mother married in 1980. Her brother Sean was born in 1983.
Pierce, who remarried in 2001, said recently that he was still deeply affected by his first wife's death. "I went through it all, very publicly. Such things draw a mark across your heart and it's always a part of your life. To watch someone you love have their life eaten away - bit by bit, by this insidious and horrid disease - becomes an indelible part of your psyche," he told UK newspaper Mail on Sunday.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported that a rare gene mutation was likely responsible for the cancer that killed Charlotte, but it would have been nearly impossible for doctors to detect it before she got sick.
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