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“We have lost an incredible woman and talent”

We lost a legend with the passing of Angela Lansbury. Known to appear in The Murder She Wrote among dozens of other roles throughout her career on and off stage, Lansbury has long been one of Hollywood’s most beloved actresses. She died Tuesday, less than a week shy of her 97th birthday.


Online, many celebrities are paying tribute to Lansbury, showing how influential and popular she is in Hollywood. Acting legend Mia Farrow tweeted: “Gratitude to the beautiful Angela Lansbury who gave us so many great performances. It was an honor to have worked with her and to know her as a friend. Thank you my dear Angie. I love you forever.”

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Praising her work on stage, Kristen Chenowith posted a separate tweet which reads: “Nobody did Mom quite like her. Rest in peace, Angela Lansbury. Thank you for your art and wisdom.”

“Angela Lansbury, who graced the stage for decades winning five Tony Awards and brought Detective Jessica Fletcher to our living rooms for a dozen years, has passed away,” George Takai wrote. “A tale as old as time, our beloved Mrs. Potts will now sing us lullabies from the stars. Rest easy, great soul.”

“It’s rare that one person can span multiple generations, creating a breadth of work that defines decade after decade,” says Josh Gad, posting an image of himself with the actress. “Angela Lansbury was that artist. Mom at bed buttons at The Murder She Wrote at B&TB at Mary Poppins Returns it affected 4 generations. Caption RIP.”

Actor Sean Hayes tweeted: “We have lost another incredible woman and talent – Dame Angela Lansbury. Your talent and career has been an inspiration to the world. Rest in peace, dearest Angela.”

Related: Angela Lansbury Honored with Tony Lifetime Achievement Award


Angela Lansbury is beloved in Hollywood

“One of my first acting jobs in Hollywood was on The Murder She Wrote with the great Angela Lansbury,” writes actor and filmmaker Ken Olin. “She was very kind to me, extremely focused, dignified but not stuffy, and always prepared. I was very lucky to work with such an accomplished professional early in my career.”

“I can’t tell you how many women and gay men are crushed, moved and nostalgic for something of the past with the news of the passing of the fabulous Dame Angela Lansbury,” Kathy Griffin said in her tribute post.

And another message from Orange is the new black Uzo Aduba’s favorite included a picture of herself with Lansbury and said: “2012. And this VERY excited theater kid got to meet her after one of our shows at Godspell. She poured so much love in all of us. A scene icon, and legend across so many mediums but, we all knew…she was always one of us :). Thank you, Angela Lansbury. Thank you.”

These are just a fraction of all the tributes paid to Lansbury from around the world. She certainly touched the lives of many while she was here and she will be forever missed. May she rest in peace as her legacy lives on. You can see more tribute posts for Lansbury below.