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 October 12

by Carolina

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  • Murder, She Wrote star and Hollywood legend Angela Lansbury died on October 11 at age 96.
  • Celebrities are paying tribute to the star on social media, honoring her incredible life.
  • Viola Davis, Kristin Chenoweth, and Joshua Gad are among the many actors sharing condolences and support.

Early on Tuesday, theatre legend and Murder, She Wrote star Angela Lansbury died peacefully in her sleep at 96, her children revealed in a statement. And her absence is already incredibly palpable—especially for fellow actors who have looked to her as inspiration for years. When news of her passing broke, Hollywood erupted with celebrity tributes, including those from Viola Davis, Kristin Chenoweth, and more.

“Thought you would live forever,” Davis wrote on Twitter in remembrance of the voice of Beauty and the Beast’s Mrs. Potts. “What an absolutely beautiful legacy you’ve left. You have influenced generations of actors to aspire to excellence. Rest well!!! May flights of angels… ❤️❤️❤️.”

Maria Shriver re-shared a video shared by Broadway star Joshua Gad in which Lansbury performed the classic song “Beauty and the Beast” in 2016 at age 90. “Heroic. #AngelaLansbury was a legend, an icon, a role model, a mom, a grandmother. She did it all,” she wrote.

“Nobody did Mame quite like her,” Chenoweth tweeted, referring to her role in the 1966 Broadway musical. “Rest in peace, Angela Lansbury. Thank you for your art & wisdom.”

Gad tweeted a selfie taken with the actress, writing: “It is rare that one person can touch multiple generations, creating a breadth of work that defines decade after decade. #AngelaLansbury was that artist. From ‘Mame’ to ‘Bedknobs’ to ‘Murder She Wrote’ to ‘B&TB’ to ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ she touched 4 generations. RIP Legend.”

Other celebrities to commemorate Lansbury’s impressive life were Uzo Aduba, Robert Iger, Rosie O’Donnel, and George Takei:

Even NASA shared a photo of a cosmic rose in Lansbury’s honor:

Lansbury was born in London in 1925 and later moved to New York and Los Angeles where her actress mother, Moyna MacGill, helped her land her first film role in the 1944 thriller Gaslight, per People. She went on to lead an eight-decade-long career, garnering six Tony Awards (for leading roles in Gypsy and Sweeney Todd, among others), including a Lifetime Achievement Tony awarded earlier this year.

She continued working for as long as she could, even starring in PBS’ Little Women miniseries at 92. “I know at 92 I should be thinking in terms of swanning out,” she said at the time on PBS’ Masterpiece Studio podcast. “But I don’t know if you have the energy and the enthusiasm and the interest, I don’t think you ever really stop.”

Lansbury died just five days before her 97th birthday. Our thoughts are with her loved ones at this time.

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