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Posted: February 25, 2018

Hugh Grant pays tribute to former 'Notting Hill' co-star Emma Chambers

In this file photo dated April 27, 1999, British actress Emma Chambers on the des carpet in London. The actress, known for her roles in the TV series
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In this file photo dated April 27, 1999, British actress Emma Chambers on the des carpet in London. The actress, known for her roles in the TV series "The Vicar of Dibley" and the movie "Notting Hill," has died of natural causes at the age of 53, according to an announcement from her agent John Grant, on Saturday Feb. 24, 2018. (Peter Jordan/PA FILE via AP)

By Alex Carrigan, Rare.us

Actor Hugh Grant took to Twitter to mourn his “Notting Hill” co-star Emma Chambers, who died Wednesday at the age of 53.

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“Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress,” wrote Grant, who played the brother to Chambers’ character in “Notting Hill.”

“Very sad news,” he wrote.

Chambers’ agent, John Grant, confirmed news of the actress’ death Saturday to The Guardian. Chambers was well-respected for her comedic talents. She starred on "The Vicar of Dibley" from 1994 to 2007, earning a British Comedy Award in 1998, BBC News reported.

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“We are very sad to announce the untimely death, from natural causes, of the acclaimed actress Emma Chambers,” Grant told the newspaper. “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.”

Chambers is survived by her husband, Ian Dunn, whom she was married to for 27 years, E! Online reported.

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.


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