Damian Lewis pays tribute to late wife Helen McCrory

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Damian Lewis has paid an emotional tribute to late wife Helen McCrory following her death last year.

The Peaky Blinders actress passed away from cancer last April aged 52, with Lewis confirming the news at the time and saying he was "heartbroken".

The Billions actor has now paid further tribute to McCrory as part of a poetry event at the National Theatre, where a video of the late star reading 'Wild Geese' by Mary Oliver last year was also played.

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"This evening is dedicated to her and it's perfect, because Helen loved the National Theatre," Damian said (via The Mirror). "One person whose thunder would absolutely not be stolen was Helen McCrory."

He also read the verse from the poem 'Everything Is Going To Be All Right' by Derek Mahon: "There will be dying, but there is no need to go into that... The sun rises in spite of everything... Everything is going to be all right."

Speaking last year, the actor said of his wife: "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. Go now, Little One, into the air and thank you."

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He later wrote a touching tribute to McCrory, calling her "generous, brave, uncomplaining, constantly reminding us all of how lucky we've been, how blessed we are".

"Her generosity has extended to encouraging us three to live. Live fully, take opportunities, have adventures," the star added.

Damian also included some anecdotes, as well as revealing her last request: "Only a couple of weeks ago she said to us from her bed, 'I want Daddy to have girlfriends, lots of them, you must all love again, love isn't possessive, but you know, Damian, try at least to get through the funeral without snogging someone.'"

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