Pierce Brosnan's Daughter, Charlotte, Dies of Ovarian Cancer

Actor's wife also died of the disease

Pierce Brosnan's daughter, Charlotte, has died after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer, the same disease that killed her mother. She was 41.

Getty Images"On June 28 at 2 p.m. my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life, having succumbed to ovarian cancer," Brosnan, 60, told People. "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. 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."

Charlotte (pictured with her father) died in London. She is survived by her husband, Alex Smith, their daughter, 14, and their son, 8.

Brosnan's wife and Charlotte's mother, actress Cassandra Harris, died of ovarian cancer in 1991 at the age of 39. Harris' mother had also died of ovarian cancer.