Angela Lansbury Cause Of Death
Dame Angela Lansbury, a legendary actress, passed away at the age of 96, five days before turning 97. The Irish-British American actress, best known for her work in Beauty and the Beast and Murder, She Wrote, passed away quietly at her Los Angeles home early on Tuesday morning, according to her three daughters. She was 96 years old.
According to a statement from her family: “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, just five days shy of her 97th birthday.”
Angela Lansbury Career
While working with some of the most well-known actors in the business while she was just a youngster, Lansbury went on to become a superstar in Hollywood and on Broadway.
The actress landed her first significant film part just four years after fleeing wartime London at the age of 14.
After leaving their home in the UK and relocating to New York with her actress mother, Lansbury dedicated herself to her passion for drama. At the age of 18, when she landed her first role in the 1944 thriller Gaslight, she burst onto the film scene in spectacular fashion, holding her own on the big screen alongside Hollywood heavyweights like Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer.
Her performance in The Portrait of Dorian Gray led to the second of her three Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominations, which came one year later.
This role launched her into an illustrious career on stage and screen, where she would co-star with a number of industry legends, including Gene Kelly and Katharine Hepburn.
However, too many TV fans, Lansbury was best known for her depiction of mystery author and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher in the popular American crime drama series, Murder She Wrote, which aired for 12 seasons from 1984 to 1996. Lansbury is survived by her three children and three grandkids.
How Did Angela Lansbury Die?
As stated by her relatives, she passed away peacefully at home, nypost.com reported.
According to the statement: “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, just five days shy of her 97th birthday,”
“In addition to her three children, Anthony, Deirdre and David, she is survived by three grandchildren, Peter, Katherine and Ian, plus five great grandchildren and her brother, producer Edgar Lansbury. She was proceeded in death by her husband of 53 years, Peter Shaw. A private family ceremony will be held at a date to be determined.”
Animated Antic wrote:
There have been versions of the song Beauty and the Beast, but the best version of the song will always be the original sung by Angela Lansbury who sung it so beautifully and hauntingly in one perfect take. What a legend. I’ll miss her very badly.
Ezra Weiss wrote:
Rest In Peace, Angela Lansbury.
I sadly now realize that all three original voices of the “Beauty & the Beast” servants are passed away at this point.
Rex Chapman wrote:
“Gaslight” was released in 1944.
The film is about a man manipulating his wife into believing she is going insane.
And it was the debut film of 19 year old Angela Lansbury. RIP…
George Takei wrote:
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.
Noticia muy triste: nos ha dejado a los 96 años Angela Lansbury, la inolvidable Jessica Fletcher, la Bruja novata, la Sra. Potts… Gracias por tanto. Descansa en paz.
Rob Madge wrote:
I always think of this performance by Angela Lansbury. Sublime in its simplicity. She provided the soundtrack to so many childhoods. Her storytelling was incomparable. Rest well, Mrs Potts.