At the age of 96, Angela Lansbury, the British actress known for her career in film and television who immortalized roles as Jessica Fletcher in the series Crime Reporter (or Murder, She Wrote in English) died.
Lansbury’s death was reported by different media on Tuesday, but NBC shared a statement from her family that reads: “The children of Lady Angela Lansbury are sad to announce that their mother died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Los Angeles at 1:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, October 11, 2022, just five days before his 97th birthday.”
Lansbury had a career of more than seven decades in the entertainment world and was nominated for a total of three Oscars for her roles in Gaslight, The Manchurian Candidate and The Picture of Dorian Gray. All in addition to receiving 12 Emmy nominations for her work in Crime Reporter (1984-1996) and winning seven Tony Awards.
Lansbury received an honorary Oscar in 2013 and, in addition to the roles mentioned above, participated in productions such as Anastasia, Beauty and the Beast (where she was the English voice of Mrs. Potts) Nanny McPhee, Mr. Popper’s Penguins and Mary Poppins Returns.