December 30, 2008

Funeral held in Ireland for Bond girl

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral for slain advertising executive and former actress Celine Cawley in Howth, Ireland, The Irish Times reported.

Cawley, 46, was also a film producer and former model who earned the title of Bond girl for her small role in the 1985 James Bond movie A View to a Kill, which starred Roger Moore.

Cawley died this month at a hospital shortly after she was found beaten at her home. Her husband, 51-year-old television producer Eamonn Lillis, has been arrested and charged with murder.

The death of someone so bright, so full of life and love and promise, makes us somehow look at life in a different way, the Rev. Ciaran O'Carroll told those who gathered for Cawley's funeral last week at the Church of the Assumption in Howth. Celine was a do-er, with a flair and an ability to get things done with panache and style. ... The loss of someone who is so loved, the death of someone to whom we feel so close, and to whom we owe so much, is indeed an incredibly painful, distressing and heartbreaking experience. ... We cherish the memory of someone who was incredibly young, kind, thoughtful and considerate.

Cawley was buried after the mass in a private interment, The Times said.