Friend Suspects Emma Chambers Died Of A Heart Attack
Tributes are still pouring in for Emma Chambers after her agent revealed the actor died yesterday at the age of 53.
Former BBC executive Producer Jon Plowman told BBC Radio 4: "It's no age to have a heart attack, as I understand it."
While it's not been confirmed that that's what caused the untimely death, it does provide at least a small insight into what could have been behind it.
Agent John Grant released a statement, saying: "We are very sad to announce the untimely death, from natural causes, of the acclaimed actress Emma Chambers. 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."
In amongst the thousands of tweets from fans, two individuals that most people would associate with Mrs Chambers with posted touching tributes on social media.
Dawn French posted this message for her Vicar of Dibley co-star, writing: "I was regularly humped like this by the unique & beautiful spark that was Emma Chambers. I never minded. I loved her. A lot."
I was regularly humped like this by the unique & beautiful spark that was Emma Chambers. I never minded. I loved her. A lot . pic.twitter.com/imzkoyKja9
- Dawn French (@Dawn_French) February 24, 2018
The pair starred in the show together from 1994 to 2007, with Emma playing Alice Tinker and Dawn playing the role of Geraldine Granger.
While her Notting Hill on-screen brother Hugh Grant wrote: "Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress. Very sad news."
She stole many hearts in her role of Honey Thacker aka the quirky, red-headed sister to Hugh Grant's character, who absolutely gushed over Julia Roberts.
Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress. Very sad news.
- Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) February 24, 2018
Anyone who's ever met a famous person can relate to her moment where she says: "Oh God, this is one of those key moments in life, when it's possible you can be really, genuinely cool - and I'm failing 100 percent."
Jeremy Clarkson, Emma Freud, Carol Vorderman, James Dreyfus and Jodie Marsh also paid tribute to her on social media.
While Emma was known well for her TV work, she was also an avid theatre actor and spent a decade in various productions such as Tartuffe, Invisible Friends and Benefactors.
She is survived by her husband, Ian Dunn.
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