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Father Bids A Sad Goodbye: Barry Mcguigan's Daughter Danika Passed Away At Age 33 After Battle With Cancer

Date July 24, 2019 17:09

The most gruesome thing parents could go through in their lives is losing their child. Former boxing champion Barry McGuigan is mourning the same tragedy as he is biding a heartbroken goodbye to his daughter, Danika.

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Barry's daughter

Danika McGuigan is the only daughter of former boxing champion Barry McGuigan. She was a young actress who had appeared in several films including Philomena, Mammal, and Wildlife. She had dyslexia and overcame Leukaemia as a child.

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Gone too soon

The daughter of former boxing champion Barry McGuigan has sadly passed away at the age of 33. Danika McGuigan died on Tuesday surrounded by her family and loved ones after a battle with cancer.

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The news of the actress’s death was confirmed in a statement by Barry and his family. It read:

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of our beautiful daughter and sister, Danika "Nika" McGuigan. After a brief but brave battle against cancer, Nika passed away peacefully in the early hours of Tuesday, July 23, surrounded by her loving family. As a family we are devastated and ask for complete privacy during this difficult period to allow us to grieve for our Nika.

Danika's brother posted an emotional tribute to his sister on Instagram, saying:

It breaks my heart to write this. My beautiful sister Danika lost her battle with cancer in the early hours of Tuesday morning, at the young age of 33.

He continued:

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Unfortunately, Nika couldn't beat it again but she fought so bravely until the end. I have memories that I'll cherish for a lifetime & you will live on forever in spirit. I'm so so proud of you! Love you forever my older 'little sister. RIP

Fans are saddened by the news

Danika McGuigan was a young talented star full of life. She will surely be missed.