• Pierce Brosnan is a celebrate British film and stage actor
  • He is best known for playing "James Bond" in the 90s
  • Brosnan has had a tumultuous personal life off camera

The "James Bond" actor not only lost an important person in his life... but in 1991 everything turned upside down for Pierce Brosnan. His career was just gaining momentum when a terrible stroke of fate came. His first wife, Cassandra Harris, whom he married in 1980, died of ovarian cancer at the age of only 43!

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An incredible tragedy that hit him and his children in the early 1990s. He had a son with her, and he adopted her two daughters from her first marriage. After the death of his first wife Cassandra, he told People magazine: "There is an incredible cruelty hidden in losing the person with whom you have shared everything".

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