It's always sad when we have to say good-bye to someone who leaves us at such a young age. Actor Pierce Brosnan's daughter Charlotte has died after a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer. She was only 41 years old.

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Pierce Brosnan revealed to People magazine; "

On June 28 at 2 p.m. my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life, having succumbed to ovarian cancer,". "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," the 60-year-old actor continued. "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."

The family's hearts are heavy as Charlotte is the third generation of her family to die of ovarian cancer. This dreadful  disease took her mother Cassandra in 1991, and her grandmother before that. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brosnan family.