Days after announcing the death of Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter actor Helen McCrory, Damian Lewis has written an emotional tribute to his 'brilliant' wife.
McCrory died aged 52 at home surrounded by her family and friends after a "heroic battle" with cancer, her husband, actor Lewis, shared on Twitter on Friday.
"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," the Billions actor wrote.
"She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God, we love her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives," he continued.
"She blazed so brightly. Go now, Little One, into the air, and thank you."
On Sunday, an essay by Lewis, 50, was published in The Sunday Times, remembering McCrory for her "fearlessness, wit, curiosity, talent and beauty".
Lewis said she "has been utterly heroic in her illness" and he "already missed her".
"She's shone more brightly in the last months than you would imagine even the brightest star could shine," he said.