Date: 4th September 2000
Hollywood heavyweight PIERCE BROSNAN is set to marry fiance KEELY SHAYE-SMITH but the BOND star is still haunted by the memory of his dead wife - CASSANDRA.
The actor is reportedly unable to shake off his memories of beloved first wife Cassandra, who died of ovarian cancer (91). And according to PETER CARRICK, the author of a new book entitled PIERCE BROSNAN, Cassandra died in Brosnan's arms urging him to remarry. Carrick says, "Cassie told Pierce that she wanted him to marry again, that she wanted him to have a full and happy life."
But, despite reports that the 007 star is going to marry new love Keely Shaye later this year (00), according to Carrick, Brosnan is struggling to leave Cassandra behind. Carrick explains, "Brosnan came to his new relationship with a great deal of baggage. Keely says their was one Mrs Brosnan - Cassandra - and she's seen enough to realise there will only ever be one." When asked recently if he still thought about his dead wife Brosnan said, "All the time. Her energy didn't disappear just because she is dead. She's with the children and me and with Keely and me in our new life."