Emma Chambers Dies at 53

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Emma Chambers in 'Notting Hill' (1999)

The actress was best known for playing Alice Tinker in the BBC's popular 'The Vicar of Dibley.'

British actress Emma Chambers has died, her agent John Grant confirmed to the BBC. She was 53. 

The actress was best known for playing Alice Tinker on the BBC's popular series The Vicar of Dibley. 

The Doncaster-born Chambers also had a role in the Hugh Grant starrer Notting Hill (1999).

"Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many," Grant told the BBC. 

The actress reportedly died Wednesday of natural causes. 

"Our beautiful friend Emma Chambers has died at the age of 53," English broadcaster Emma Freud tweeted. "We're very very sad. She was a great, great comedy performer, and a truly fine actress. And a tender, sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being." 

Tweeted Grant, "Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress. Very sad news." 

She is survived by her husband, actor Ian Dunn.

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