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How did Angela Lansbury die? ‘Murder, She Wrote’ star dies at home in LA 5 days before his 97th birthday

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Lansbury was a five-time Tony Award winner, recipient of an honorary Oscar, multiple Golden Globe winner and 12-time Emmy nominee

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Hollywood legend Dame Angela Lansbury died early on Tuesday morning, October 11, at the age of 96 at her home in Los Angeles, as confirmed by her family. Lansbury would have celebrated her 97th birthday on October 16. Lansbury has enjoyed critical fame on both fronts of her career, on the big screen and on Broadway. Working straight for nearly eight decades, she accomplished the impossible.

The Irish-British and American actress is best known for her roles in Beauty and the Beast, Stephen Sondheim’s classic Sweeney Todd and more. Her family announced her death in a statement: “The children of Dame Angela Lansbury are saddened to announce that their mother passed away peacefully in her sleep today, Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 1:30am at her home in Los Angeles is just five days short of her 97th birthday,” reports Page Six. The acclaimed “Murder, She Wrote” star was a five-time Tony Award winner, honorary Oscar winner, multiple Golden Globe winner and 12-time Emmy nominee – one for each season she appeared on the hit CBS show played along.


How did Angela Lansbury die?

According to Lansbury’s family, the actress died peacefully at her home in LA. Lansbury was known to have had hip surgery and knee surgery, two major surgeries for any talent in any industry. Still, the ‘Gaslight’ actress hasn’t downplayed her lifestyle. In 2018, she told Express UK, “I feel full of energy and I certainly don’t feel like I’m 93. I like a glass of wine and I take lots of vitamins – maybe that keeps me going.” Throughout her years, the actress hasn’t had any major ones health problems and continued to live to the fullest.

Some of her other leading roles are 1945’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1962’s The Manchurian Candidate, 1996’s Mame, etc. She is survived by three grandchildren, Peter, Katherine and Ian, as well as five great-grandchildren and her brother, the producer Edgar Lansbury. Her 53-year-old husband Peter Shaw died of her. A private family ceremony will be scheduled at some point.” Lansbury received an Honorary Academy Award in recognition of her 80-year acting career. She was a candidate for roles in Gaslight, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and The Manchurian Three times nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Many fans came forward to pay their tribute to the legendary actress. One user wrote: “Rep the absolute legend and superstar, Dame Angela Lansbury. You were the heroine of so many of my childhood memories. Your pioneering work and outstanding talent will always be remembered and appreciated.” Another user tweeted, “I loved Murder, She Wrote, in which a middle-aged woman with no husband or children lived a truly fulfilling, exciting life and kept coming back to it things, although people dropped dead at every house party she attended. RIP wonderful Angela Lansbury.”

One user wrote: “Brilliance she wrote. A lifetime of memorable performances. We lost a bright light on stage and screen. RIP Angela Lansbury. You are already missed.” Another Lansbury fan mourning her death tweeted, “Angela Lansbury is one of those icons that you never expect to leave. She’s had literally decades of experience and countless memorable roles both on stage and screen, each with at least one favorite role she played. I never thought this day would come.”

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