The Heartbreaking Death Of Angela Lansbury
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Hollywood is mourning the loss of Angela Lansbury, whose multi-awarded acting career spanned more than seven decades. Dame Lansbury died at the age of 96, her family confirming the news in a statement.
"The children of Dame Angela Lansbury are sad to announce that their mother died peacefully in her sleep at home in Los Angeles at 1:30 AM today, Tuesday, October 11, 2022, just five days shy of her 97th birthday," the statement read in part. "She was proceeded [sic] in death by her husband of 53 years, Peter Shaw. A private family ceremony will be held at a date to be determined."
Angela Lansbury was born in London in 1925. Her mother, Moyna MacGill, was a former West End Theatre actress while her father, Edgar Lansbury, was a politician, who passed away when she was just nine.
Her first marriage to Richard Cromwell was short-lived, but her marriage to Peter Shaw lasted 53 years, until his death in 2003. The marriage was challenged by their son Anthony's addiction struggles, and her daughter Deirdre's indirect connection to the Charles Manson cult, which led to them living in Ireland for 10 years.
A young Lansbury made a name for herself in films like “Gaslight,” “The Court Jester,” and “The Manchurian Candidate.” She would later go on to be a household name with roles as Jessica Fletcher on “Murder She Wrote” and as the voice of Mrs. Potts in “Beauty and the Beast.”