Tributes flow in after Vicar of Dibley star passes away at 53

Publish Date
Sunday, 25 February 2018, 12:53PM
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The Vicar of Dibley actress Emma Chambers has died of natural causes aged 53, her agent has confirmed.

Best known for playing Alice Tinker in the BBC sitcom which starred Dawn French, the Doncaster-born star also featured in Notting Hill alongside Julia Roberts according to DailyMail.

Notting Hill co-star Hugh Grant led tributes to her this evening, calling her a 'warm person' and 'brilliant actress'.

Dawn French said: 'Emma was a very bright spark and the most loyal & loving friend anyone could wish for. I will miss her very much.'

Her agent said Chambers, who died from natural causes on Wednesday evening, would be 'greatly missed'.

The Vicar of Dibley actress Emma Chambers has died of natural causes aged 53, her agent has confirmed. She was best known for playing Alice Tinker in the BBC sitcom which starred Dawn French (right), the Doncaster-born star also featured in Notting Hill alongside Julia Roberts.

Jon Plowman, executive producer of The Vicar of Dibley and former head of comedy at the BBC, said: 'This is a sad day. Emma was a gifted comic actress who made any part she played - no matter how ditzy or other worldly - look easy.

'To create a much loved comic character as she did, you have to be every bit as bright and clever as Emma always was.

'She was great fun to work with and adored by all the cast and crew of Vicar of Dibley. She will be missed and our deepest condolences go out to her family and friends.'

Chambers played alongside French from 1994 to 2007 in the much loved sitcom and won the British Comedy Award for Best Actress for her performance in 1998.

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