Vicar of Dibley actor Emma Chambers dies aged 53
"Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many"
Actress Emma Chambers, best known for playing Alice Tinker in the Vicar of Dibley, has died aged 53.
A statement from her agency said that Doncaster-born Chambers died from natural causes and would be "greatly missed". It read: "Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many".
As well as her role in the classic sitcom, she played parts in Notting Hill and the TV adaptation of Martin Chuzzlewit.
She is survived by her husband, Ian Dunn.
Tributes have poured in following the announcement of her passing:
Sad news, actress Emma Chambers, best known for The Vicar of Dibley and Notting Hill, has died at 53 her agency has confirmed pic.twitter.com/fcjQrCPtQU
— lizo mzimba (@lizo_mzimba) February 24, 2018
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. pic.twitter.com/vLQcRcv2Ex
— emma freud 🔴 (@emmafreud) February 24, 2018
In a state of shock, Emma Chambers has died! 53 is no age. RIP. She was brilliant.
— Lewis Pringle (@lewispringle) February 24, 2018