Renowned actress Angela Lansbury has sadly passed away.
The star was famously known for her roles in “Murder She Wrote,” “Beauty In The Beast” as Mrs. Potts, the singing teapot, and “Mary Poppins Returns.”
Her family announced the passing of the 96-year-old.
“The children of Dame Angela Lansbury are sad to announce that their mother died peacefully in her sleep at home in Los Angeles at 1:30 AM today, Tuesday, October 11, 2022,” the statement read.
Dame Angela Lansbury Has Passed Away
It also noted that Lansbury was “just five days shy of her 97th birthday.”
Lansbury, the British-born star, was a highly decorated actress with several awards ranging from BAFTAS, Tonys and Academy Awards.
She Was Five Days Shy Of Her 97th Birthday
She won an honorary Academy Award in 2014, a BAFTA in 1991 for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema, a BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards for Lifetime Achievement in Television and Film. She also won five Tony Awards.
Her list of accolades goes on and on.
Fans on social media are mourning the loss of the actress.
Angela Lansbury Was A Legnedary Actress
“Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander tweeted, “The great Angela Lansbury – one of the most versatile, talented, graceful, kind, witty, wise, classy ladies I’ve ever met has left us. Her huge contribution to the arts and the world remains always. #ripAngelaLansbury.”
The great Angela Lansbury – one of the most versatile, talented, graceful, kind, witty, wise, classy ladies I’ve ever met has left us. Her huge contribution to the arts and the world remains always. #ripAngelaLansbury
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) October 11, 2022
Slade wrote, “If anyone deserves a two-week international mourning period, it’s this Irish-English-American queen who won five Tonys and was nominated for three Oscars and 18 Emmys. What a life, just shy of 97 years. Angela Lansbury, you f***ing legend.”
“Angela Lansbury, who graced the stage for decades winning five Tony awards and brought the sleuthing Jessica Fletcher into our living rooms for a dozen years, has passed. A tale old as time, our beloved Mrs. Potts will sing lullabies to us now from the stars. Rest, great soul,” George Takei shared.
“Angela Lansbury always had the tea. RIP to an absolute legend,” Frank Costa wrote.