Emma Chambers has passed away at the age of 53, her agent John Grant announced.


He shared, "We are very sad to announce the untimely death, from natural causes, of the acclaimed actress, Emma Chambers."


He continued, “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.”



"At this difficult time we ask that the privacy of the family and loved ones be respected,” he added.

It is understood that the actress, best known for her roles in the Vicar of Dibley and Notting Hill, passed away from natural causes.


Tributes have been pouring in for the well-loved star since news of her death broke on Saturday.


Comedian Dawn French, who starred opposite Ms Chambers in the Vicar of Dibley honoured her friend on Twitter.



She wrote, “I was regularly humped like this by the unique & beautiful spark that was Emma Chambers. I never minded. I loved her. A lot.”


Hugh Grant also tweeted about the death of his Notting Hill co-star. Emma won our hearts when she starred as Hugh’s younger sister Honey in the romantic-comedy.


He wrote, “Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress. Very sad news.”



Broadcaster and columnist Emma Freud, who is also the wife of Notting Hill writer and producer Richard Curtis, expressed her heartache on Twitter.


“Our beautiful friend Emma Chambers has died at the age of 53.  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.”



The devastating loss of the actress has been felt by friends and fans around the world.


Emma is survived by her husband and fellow actor Ian Dunn.



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