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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 September 2018

'Notting Hill' actress Emma Chambers dies at 53

The agent for the actress says Chambers died of natural causes 

British actress Emma Chambers has died of natural causes at the age of 53, according to an announcement from her agent John Grant. Peter Jordan / PA FILE via AP
British actress Emma Chambers has died of natural causes at the age of 53, according to an announcement from her agent John Grant. Peter Jordan / PA FILE via AP

British actress Emma Chambers has died at 53.

Her agent John Grant said Saturday that the actress known for her roles in The Vicar of Dibley and Notting Hill had died of natural causes. He did not provide any details and said Chambers' family seeks privacy.

"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.

Chambers was well known in Britain for her role as Alice Tinker in the long-running The Vicar of Dibley comedy. She had a long career in a variety of television and film roles.

Emma Freud, the wife of The Vicar Of Dibley creator Richard Curtis, said on Twitter that Chambers had been a "beautiful friend":

Actor Hugh Grant, part of the Notting Hill cast, tweeted:

English presenter Rylan Clark-Neal also tweeted:

She was born in Doncaster, 170 miles (275 kilometers) north of London.

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