Stanley Tucci and wife Kate Stanley Tucci and wife Kate

Kate Tucci, the wife of Emmy-winning actor Stanley Tucci, has died after battling cancer.

Married for 14 years, the couple had three children together. Kate died last week, and a wake was held for her over the weekend.

"My wife was an extraordinary person who showed us all what great strength is," Tucci told the New York Post.

Tucci, a star of stage and screen, won an Emmy for his guest-starring role on USA's Monk in 2007 and played Dr. Kevin Moretti on ER's 14th season. He was nominated for a Best Actor Tony for the 2002 revival of Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Tucci has also appeared in such films as The Devil Wears Prada, Big Night, The Terminal, and Maid in Manhattan. Later this year, he will play husband to Julia Child (Prada co-star Meryl Streep) in Julie and Julia and will appear in Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Lovely Bones.