James Bond star Pierce Brosnan heartbroken after his Malibu neighborhood torched in California wildfires
Pierce Brosnan looks devastated returning home to his scorched neighborhood that was ravaged in the Californian wildfires
Pierce Brosnan returned to his Malibu home to face the aftermath of the devastating Californian wildfires. The entire neighborhood had been damaged as a result of the blaze and Brosnan looked devastated at the sight.
As he stepped out of his car on Tuesday, the expression on his face said it all. Brosnan and his family had to be evacuated from their multi-million dollar home when the Woolsey Fire blazed over Southern California last weekend. Brosnan's home boasts of four bedrooms, 12 bathrooms which had been built by him and his wife Keely Shaye Smith. The house is estimated to be over $8million and also has a Zillow estimate of $19 million.
'The lives of many have been turned to ash': Heartbroken Pierce Brosnan speaks out after returning home to find his $3.5million Malibu beach house and entire neighborhood torched by wildfires pic.twitter.com/bXwNBhGOJZ— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) November 15, 2018
Brosnan and Smith were seen at their home on Tuesday. Keely was seen wearing a respirator mask to protect herself from harmful smoke and ash in the air. Once he had seen the extent of the damage, Brosnan went to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in an attempt to get aid for the affected area. As reported by Daily Mail, he said, "For over 35 years, I have witnessed many fires in my community and experienced the devastation of these fires up close and personal, but none as catastrophic as the events that have taken place in our community these past five days," he said.
"The lives of many families, friends, and neighbors have been turned to ash. Many cannot be with us today because they are fighting to protect their property and homes and they simply cannot get out as they fight to survive without water, electricity, food, gas and, in some cases, shelter," he continued.
"We have watched as our firefighters and police force have battled with overwhelming courage of heart and conviction to save our homes and our lives in conditions that have tested their resolve to the limits."
"We call on you this day, we beseech you to do everything in your power to save our community. My wife and I are here today speaking on behalf of our friends, mothers, children to give a voice to their pain," he added.
Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin was also present and spoke at the meeting. He told the Board, "I’m here just to reassure everybody that we as a community are going to do our utmost to help ourselves, but there is sometimes an image of Malibu that people like me are there more than other people, and there’s a lot of people who need help from outside from you." Many celebrities including the likes of Neil Young, Kim Basinger, Robin Thicke, Camille Grammer, and Gerard Butler have lost their homes in the fire.
Brosnan's Malibu home was constructed in 2014 and was also in the path of the devastating fire. It has been reported that the death toll has touched an estimated 59 as experts announced that rain is expected in the region soon.