Emma Chambers, the actress who starred in Notting Hill and Vicar Of Dibley has passed away at the young age of 53-years. Her agent wrote a statement to The Guardian on the 24th of February stating, “we are very sad to announce the untimely death, from natural causes, of the acclaimed actress, Emma Chambers.”
Her representative spoke on Emma’s accomplishments throughout the years including the scope of roles she’s portrayed during her career on the stage, small-screen, and the big screen.
Emma is survived by her husband of nearly thirty years, Ian Dunn. As fans may know, perhaps her most visible role was in the 1999 romantic comedy movie, Notting Hill.
Following the news of her passing, many of her co-workers and people in the entertainment industry took to Twitter to mourn including Hugh Grant who wrote that “Emma was a hilarious” and incredibly “warm” person.
Additionally, Emma Freud, who is the wife of the Notting Hill producer and writer, Richard Curtis, took to Twitter to commemorate the deceased actress.
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
Emma shared a video of her performance in the BBC series, Vicar of Dibley and asked her fans and followers, “How could you not love this girl?”
Dawn French, also a British actress, said Chambers had a “unique and beautiful” spark about her which established her as a contributor to the art form.
Sources explained, “the news of her death saddens her friends and family, and no one is exactly sure what she died from yet. Everyone has to wait for the coroner’s reports to know.” At the moment, it’s not clear when the funeral service will take place.