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Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury DBE Passes Away Just Days Before Her 97th Birthday.

In a statement this evening, the family of “Murder, She Wrote” actress and singer, confirmed the news of her death, stating:

“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.
She was pre-deceased in death by her husband of 53 years, Peter Shaw. A private family ceremony will be held at a date to be determined.”

London born, daughter of Irish actress Moyna Macgill and English politician Edgar Lansbury, Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury DBE (16th October 1925 – 11th October 2022) was an Irish-British and American actress and singer who played many film, theatre, and television roles. Her career, one of the longest in the entertainment industry, spanned over 80 years, much of it in the United States; her work also received much international attention. At the time of her death, she was one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.

Amid difficulties in her personal life, the five-time Tony Award winner and 6 Golden Globe Winnermoved from California to Ireland, owning two addresses in East Cork and earlier in Conna North Co. Cork. She once stated, quote “our gardener had no idea who I was. Nobody there did. I was just Mrs. Shaw, which suited me down to the ground. I had absolute anonymity in those days, which was wonderful.”

Irish audiences possibly will know her best as the much loved, sleuth ‘Jessica Fletcher’ from the American television whodunit series “Murder, She Wrote”, which ran for 12 seasons between 1984 -1996, becoming one of the longest-running and most popular detective drama series in television history.

In ár gcroíthe go deo.

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