Vicar of Dibley, Notting Hill actress Emma Chambers dies at 53

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British actress Emma Chambers has died at 53.

Her agent John Grant said Saturday that the actress known for her roles in “The Vicar of Dibley” and “Notting Hill” had died of natural causes. He did not provide any details and said Chambers’ family seeks privacy.

“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,” he said.

British actress Emma Chambers has died at 53. Photo: Twitter
British actress Emma Chambers has died at 53. Photo: Twitter
Her agent said on Saturday she passed away of natural causes. Photo: Getty
Her agent said on Saturday she passed away of natural causes. Photo: Getty

Chambers was well known in Britain for her role as Alice Tinker in the long-running “The Vicar of Dibley” comedy. She had a long career in a variety of television and film roles.

Emma Freud, the wife of “The Vicar Of Dibley” creator Richard Curtis, said on Twitter that Chambers had been a “beautiful friend.”

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“We’re very very sad. She was a great, great comedy performer, and a truly fine actress. And a tender, sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being,” Freud tweeted.

Chambers was well known for her role in
Chambers was well known for her role in

Actor Hugh Grant, part of the “Notting Hill” cast, called Chambers “a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress.”

She was born in Doncaster, 275 kilometres north of London.

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