Dibley's Emma Chambers dies aged 53

Saturday 24th February 2018, 5:28pm

  • Vicar Of Dibley star Emma Chambers has died
  • The actor was famous for playing simple verger Alice Tinker
  • She died this week of natural causes, aged 53
The Vicar Of Dibley. Image shows from L to R: Alice Tinker (Emma Chambers), Geraldine Grainger (Dawn French). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Emma Chambers has died at the age of 53.

The actor is best remembered for playing the role of dim-witted verger and best friend to vicar Geraldine, Alice Tinker, in sitcom The Vicar Of Dibley. She passed away on Wednesday 21st February.

Her agent, John Grant, said in a statement today: "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."

Dawn French tweeted this evening:

Chambers last appeared in the successful 1990s sitcom in its 2006/2007 Christmas specials. Other roles include Helen in How Do You Want Me?.

She also played the role of Honey in international smash hit feature film Notting Hill, by Dibley co-writer Richard Curtis.

Emma Freud, Curtis's partner and the script editor of The Vicar Of Dibley, posted on Twitter:

Chambers is the third member of the Vicar Of Dibley cast to die, following Roger Lloyd-Pack - farmer Owen - in 2014, and Liz Smith - Mrs Cropley - in 2016.

She is survived by her husband, fellow actor Ian Dunn.


 

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