Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope Star Nika McGuigan Has Died Aged 33
The actress had a 'brief but brave battle against cancer'.
Irish actress Nika McGuigan has sadly passed away at age 33.
The star, well known for her role in Stefanie Preissner’s Can’t Cope Won’t Cope alongside Seana Kerslake, was battling cancer.
Her family released a statement saying: “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 23rd July, 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.”
Nika is the daughter of former boxer Barry McGuigan.
Stefanie Preissner paid tribute to the actress on Twitter.
Shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Nika McGuigan- the brilliant, lovely, Danielle in Can’t Cope Won’t Cope wouldn’t have been the same without her. Deepest condolences to her family and loved ones. Xxx pic.twitter.com/cDo5fXClzV
— Stefanie Preissner (@StefPreissner) July 24, 2019
Co-star Amy Huberman also took to Twitter to pay tribute.
Deeply shocked and saddened at the devastating news about the talented, fantastic, shining Nika McGuigan. Heartbroken for all her family and friends. Rest In Peace Nika xx
— Amy Huberman (@amyhuberman) July 24, 2019
Nika’s brother Shane took to Instagram to remember his sister, and talk about her on going fight with cancer over the years.
“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 said.
“She overcame it once with a 2 year fight when she was 11 to 13. Myself, my brothers & parents were privileged to have another 20 years since the first battle with our amazing Nika. 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.”
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