Angela Lansbury, The Legendary Star of ‘Murder, She Wrote,’ Dead At 96

October 11, 2022

By: Mary Moore

By: CBS/Getty

Dame Angela Lansbury the legendary star of “‘Murder She Wrote” and the voice of Mrs. Potts from the iconic “Beauty and The Beast” passed away at 96, according to family members.

CNN reports, Lansbury passed away peacefully in her sleep at her Los Angeles home around 1:30 A.M. Tuesday just a few days before her 97th birthday.

Lansbury touched many generations as the crime-solving author on M.S.W. where she played Jessica Fletcher in a more than successful series that ran from 1984 to 1996 where it was nominated for ten Golden Globes and took home four awards. Adding to her list of accomplishments was being nominated for 12 Emmy Awards winning Best Actress in a television drama series.

The acting bug was caught as a teen when Lansbury starred as Audrey in a student production of “As You Like It” and went on to star in “Gaslight” in which she was Oscar-nominated as a fresh face coming from Britain to America landing in Hollywood. 

Angel leaves behind three children, three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren

This is a loss for the world and a talent that will never be forgotten. May she Rest In Peace..