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Damian Lewis Reveals One of Helen McCrory's Final Requests of Him After Her Death

Damian Lewis Reveals One of Helen McCrory's Final Requests of Him After Her Death

Damian Lewis is paying tribute to his late wife, Helen McCrory, after her tragic death at the age of 52.

She passed away this week after battling cancer. The couple had been married since 2007 and they have two children, daughter Manon, 14, and son Gulliver, 13.

Click inside to see Damian Lewis’ essay he wrote for his late wife…

Damian Lewis penned the following tribute to his wife.

“I’ve never known anyone so consciously spread happiness,” Damian wrote in The Sunday Times, adding that she “made their day better.”

“I’ve never known anyone able to enjoy life as much. Her ability to be in the present and enjoy the moment was inspirational. Nor was she interested in navel-gazing. No real self-interest in self-reflection; she believed in looking out, not in. Which is why she was able to turn her light so brightly on others,” Damian continued.

He added that she was “funny as hell,” but also that she could be “magnificently angry, imperious, dismissive. Gloriously.”

As her life was ending, she gave Damian a request: to “have girlfriends, lots of them,” but added, “Try at least to get through the funeral without snogging someone.”

She also said to their kids: “Don’t be sad, because even though I’m about to snuff it, I’ve lived the life I wanted to.”

Damian concluded, “Already I miss her. She has shone more brightly in the last months than you would imagine even the brightest star could shine. In life, too, we had to rise to meet her. But her greatest and most exquisite act of bravery and generosity has been to ‘normalise’ her death.”

“She’s shown no fear, no bitterness, no self-pity, only armed us with the courage to go on and insisted that no one be sad, because she is happy. I’m staggered by her. She’s been a meteor in our life,” he added.

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