Damian Lewis announced the sad news on social networks: his wife, Helen McCrory died this Friday, April 16, at the age of 52, from cancer. Two days later, the actor took up the pen, to pay a vibrant tribute to his wife in a column published on the website of The Sunday Times newspaper, this Sunday, April 18.
Damian Lewis looked back on the life of the one he married in 2007. “Helen was an even brighter person than she was an actress. She was a human person, of course,” he says before. to continue, her principles of life were benevolence and generosity. (…) She always asked people how they were doing, always took an interest in them, made each person she met feel special, as if they were the only one no one in the room. She gave them her undivided attention. Made them laugh, always. There were a few people funnier than her – she was really funny. ” Damian Lewis also spoke about his wife’s philosophy of life: “Helen believed that happiness is a choice. I have never known anyone who can enjoy life so much. Their ability to be in the present and enjoy the moment was an inspiration. “
Damian Lewis on Helen McCrory: “She’s been a meteor in our life”
The actor also spoke of the children they had together: “She left our beautiful children, Manon and Gully, too early, but they were prepared for life. They have fearlessness, spirit, in them, the curiosity, talent and beauty of their mother. She urged us to be courageous and not to be afraid. As she repeatedly repeated to the children: ‘Do not be sad, because even though I am sure about to leave, I lived the life I wanted. “‘A death the actress had prepared herself for and her loved ones for,” I want dad to have girlfriends, lots of girlfriends, you all have to love again, love is not possessive. But hey Damian, at least try to walk through the funeral without kissing someone, “she said, humorously, to her husband and children. “Her greatest and most exquisite act of bravery and generosity was to ‘normalize’ her death. She showed no fear, bitterness, or self-pity, she only armed us with courage to keep going and insisted that no one is sad, because she is happy. She amazes me. She has been a meteor in our life, “concluded Helen McCrory’s husband.
Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory © AGENCY