McCrory’s husband Lewis penned to his 233.1k Twitter followers: “I’m heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family.
“She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we love her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She blazed so brightly.”
Concluding the statement, he wrote: “Go now, Little One, into the air, and thank you.”
Thousands of fans shared their message of condolence to the actor after sharing the news as tributes began to pour in.