Tributes Are Pouring In For ‘Vicar Of Dibley’ Actress Emma Chambers
The actress is best known for her roles on 'The Vicar of Dibley' and 'Notting Hill'.
Actress Emma Chambers, best known for her role in The Vicar of Dibley, has died at the age of 53.
In a statement to The Guardian, her agent John Grant, said: “We are very sad to announce the untimely death, from natural causes, of the acclaimed actress Emma Chambers.
“Over the years, Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many, and will be greatly missed.”
Chambers played the role of Alice Tinker in the long running series The Vicar of Dibley, which also co-starred comedian Dawn French. French made a statement to Britain’s Press Association, saying she would miss Chambers very much.
“Emma was a very bright spark and the most loyal and loving friend anyone could wish for,” French said.
I was regularly humped like this by the unique & beautiful spark that was Emma Chambers. I never minded. I loved her. A lot . pic.twitter.com/imzkoyKja9
— Dawn French (@Dawn_French) February 24, 2018
Chambers is also known for her role in the romantic comedy Notting Hill, in which she played the character of Honey, the sister of Hugh Grant’s role. The actor also took to Twitter to remember Chambers.
Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress. Very sad news.
— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) February 24, 2018
Chambers is survived by her husband of 27 years, actor Ian Dunn.
Since news of her passing was announced, tributes have flooded in from actors and comedians who knew her.
How could you not love this girl. Emma Chambers… thank you for the brilliance. https://t.co/RV7DextEzk
— emma freud ? (@emmafreud) February 24, 2018
I'm sad about Emma Chambers. Knew her when she was a kid in Doncaster. She was very funny.
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) February 24, 2018
RIP the wonderful and talented Emma Chambers. Unique,& unspeakably funny. Too young. Thoughts with her family. X
— James Dreyfus (@DreyfusJames) February 24, 2018
May Emma Chambers rest in peace. Thank you for all the laughs with your impeccable comic timing in Vicar of Dibley and Notting Hill to name but a few. You brought happiness to so many and died far too soon.Thoughts are with the family.Unlike the song, everyone knew who #Alice was pic.twitter.com/lucLUFAyrc
— Rhydian Roberts (@RhydianMusic) February 24, 2018
— JONATHAN SOTHCOTT (@sothcott) February 24, 2018