Dawn French has paid tribute to Vicar Of Dibley co-star Emma Chambers, describing her as a ‘bright spark’.
The actress known for playing Alice Tinker in BBC’s The Vicar Of Dibley died from natural causes aged 53 on Wednesday evening February 21.
A statement from her agency read: ‘Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many.’
In a statement obtained by Metro.co.uk, Dawn French said: ‘Emma was a very bright spark and the most loyal & loving friend anyone could wish for.
‘I will miss her very much.’
She also posted a tweet in dedication with a picture from the show, writing: ‘I was regularly humped like this by the unique & beautiful spark that was Emma Chambers.
‘I never minded. I loved her. A lot.’
Other celebrities have paid tribute including her Notting Hill co-star Hugh Grant and James Dreyfus.
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Chambers and French starred together on The Vicar Of Dibley from 1994 to 2007, and appeared in numerous Comic Relief specials.
In 1998, Chambers won the British Comedy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the show.
Chambers is survived by her husband, fellow actor Ian Dunn.