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'The Vicar Of Dibley' Actress Emma Chambers Dies Of Heart Attack At 53

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| February 25 , 2018 , 18:30 IST

British actress Emma Chambers breathed her last on February 21 and bid adieu to the world at the age of 53. The actress known for her roles in The Vicar of Dibley and Notting Hill has reportedly died of a suspected heart attack.

Chambers was known for her warm and funny personality and had great respect for her work. The actress is survived by her husband Ian Dunn. Her agent, John Grant confirmed the news of her untimely demise to The Guardian.

"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," he said.

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Grant further requested the media to respect the family's privacy and refrain from hounding the members for answers. "At this difficult time we ask that the privacy of the family and loved ones be respected," he requested.

Emma has earned many friends during her long career including her on-screen brother Hugh Grant who worked with her in Notting Hills. Expressing his condolences on social media, he wrote, "Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress. Very sad news."

Her co-star from 'The Vicar of Dibley', Dawn French posted a picture with Emma while describing her as, "a unique and beautiful spark. I was regularly humped like this by the unique and beautiful spark that was Emma Chambers. I never minded. I loved her. A lot"