Actress Emma Chambers has passed of natural causes at the young age of 53.
The beloved actress was most known for her role as Alice Tinker in the BBC’s The Vicar of Dibley. The actresses’ agent, John Grant, who was saddened to share the unfortunate event of his friends passing, announced the news Wednesday evening.
Chambers was born in Doncaster, England and was loved by fans for her many roles including in the romantic comedy, Notting Hill. Grant wrote in a message to the public: “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”, the agent said.
Chambers would often find ways to identify with her characters, particularly her The Vicar of Dibley character, Alice Tinker. In an interview with The Independent, Chambers said she found many similarities between herself and the beloved character. “You do inevitably bring yourself to a role. Like Alice, I am vulnerable, emotional and caring, but I am not thick” the star said. Chambers continued by mentioning how “I think she is gorgeously naïve, like a child. And that is one thing I am not”.
The news of Chambers’ passing has led to many of her co-stars sending their heartfelt messages about their friend, including Dawn French. Chambers and French both starred in the popular show together, and she mentioned to Britain’s Press Association how 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, and we believe it!
Richard Curtis, the creator of The Vicar of Dibley, and wife Emma Feud, both shared their sympathies and commented on how Chambers had been a “beautiful friend.” In addition, actor Hugh Grant drew upon his time working with Chambers, mentioning how she was “a hilarious and very warm person and course a brilliant actress. Very sad news,” Grant said in a Tweet.
The actress is survived by her husband Ian Dunn and will forever be remembered for her glorious work that has brought joy to so many. We are sending our thoughts to Emma’s family and wish them nothing but love during what we imagine to be a very difficult time.
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