• Helen McCrory was a celebrated screen and stage actress
  • She starred as "Polly Gray" in the series Peaky Blinders
  • The beloved actress died unexpectedly in 2021

With Helen McCrory, the film world lost a great actress who excelled both on the stage and in front of the camera.

In recent years, she had been most celebrated for her role as "Polly Gray" in the crime series Peaky Blinders. But in 2021, she passed away – this was her cause of death.

In memoriam: Helen McCrory was lost to cancer

Helen McCrory passed away from breast cancer on April 16, 2021, at the age of just 52. Her husband Damian Lewis announced the tragic news on Twitter at the time.

He wrote: "The beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family." A sad fate: she left behind not only her husband but also their two children Manon and Gulliver.

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Helen McCrory had been a fixture in the British theatre and film scene. She starred in films such as The Queen, Harry Potter and Skyfall.

Most recently, she took a part in the fantasy series His Dark Materials in 2020 and a voice role in Charlotte in 2021. These were her final projects.

The Peaky Blinders star sadly passed away far too soon. She will be remembered through her many great performances.

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