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Celebrities pay tribute to actress Emma Chambers who has died aged 53
Tributes pour in for Emma Chambers who died aged 53 (Picture: REX)

Tributes have been pouring in for Emma Chambers who passed away aged 53.

The Vicar Of Dibley star died on Wednesday evening from natural causes, her agency confirmed.

Since the news broke, people have taken to Twitter to express their love and pay their respects to the British actress.

Emma’s Vicar of Dibley co-star Dawn French shared a picture of them both with a caption that read: ‘I was regularly humped like this by the unique & beautiful spark that was Emma Chambers. I never minded. I loved her. A lot.’

Hugh Grant who performed alongside Chambers in the 1999 film Notting Hill called the 53-year-old a ‘brilliant actress’.

He said: ‘Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress. Very sad news.’

The Crown’s Samantha Baines wrote to her followers: ‘So sad to hear that #emmachambers has passed away! Those joke moments at the end of the Vicar of Dibley were amazing to a young girl who dreamt of being funny on tele (sic).’

Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress. Very sad news.

— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) February 24, 2018

She was joined by Jodie Marsh, who also paid tribute to Emma.

She said: ‘Such terribly sad news about Emma Chambers. Notting Hill is one of my favourite films of all time and she is so stunningly superb in it. That film makes me laugh & cry, as does her performance in it. RIP Emma (sic).’

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Actor James Dreyfus, who appeared alongside Emma in Notting Hill, wrote: ‘RIP the wonderful and talented Emma Chambers. Unique,& unspeakably funny. Too young. Thoughts with her family (sic).’

Following the news of her death, her agency released a statement that read: ‘Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many.’

RIP the wonderful and talented Emma Chambers. Unique,& unspeakably funny. Too young. Thoughts with her family. X

— James Dreyfus (@DreyfusJames) February 24, 2018

Such terribly sad news about Emma Chambers. Notting Hill is one of my favourite films of all time and she is so stunningly superb in it. That film makes me laugh & cry, as does her performance in it. RIP Emma ?

— Jodie Marsh (@JodieMarsh) February 24, 2018

Our beautiful friend Emma Chambers has died at the age of 53. We're very very sad. She was a great, great comedy performer, and a truly fine actress. And a tender, sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being. pic.twitter.com/vLQcRcv2Ex

— emma freud (@emmafreud) February 24, 2018

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