How did Angela Lansbury die? 'Murder, She Wrote' star dies at LA home 5 days before 97th birthday

How did Angela Lansbury die? 'Murder, She Wrote' star dies at LA home 5 days before 97th birthday
'Murder, She Wrote' star Angela Lansbury worked for almost eight decades straight, achieving a somewhat impossible feat (Frederick M Brown/Getty Images, IMDb/Murder, She Wrote)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Hollywood legend Dame Angela Lansbury died at the age of 96 in her Los Angeles home early on Tuesday, October 11, morning as confirmed by her family. Lansbury would have celebrated her 97th birthday on October 16. Lansbury enjoyed critical fame in her career on both fronts, the big screen, and Broadway. She worked for almost eight decades straight, achieving a somewhat impossible feat.

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The Irish-British and American actress was famous for her roles in 'Beauty and the Beast', Stephen Sondheim classic 'Sweeney Todd', and more. Her family announced her death 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," as reported by Page Six. The celebrated star of 'Murder, She Wrote' was a five-time Tony Award winner, recipient of an honorary Oscar, multiple Golden Globe winner and a 12-time Emmy nominee — one for each season she starred in the hit CBS show. 

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How did Angela Lansbury die?

According to the statement of Lansbury's family, the actress died peacefully in her LA Home. It was known that Lansbury had to undergo hip surgery and knee surgery, which are two major surgeries for any talent in any industry. Despite this, the 'Gaslight' actress did not tune down her lifestyle. Back in 2018, she told Express UK, "I feel full of energy and I certainly don't feel 93. I like a glass of wine and take a lot of vitamins - perhaps that keeps me going." Throughout her years, the actress did not face any major health issues and continued to live to the fullest.

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Some of her other major roles include 1945’s 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', 1962’s 'The Manchurian Candidate', 1996's 'Mame', etc. The family statement further read, "In addition to her three children, Anthony, Deirdre and David, she is survived by three grandchildren, Peter, Katherine and Ian, plus five great grandchildren and her brother, producer Edgar Lansbury. She was proceeded in death by her husband of 53 years, Peter Shaw. A private family ceremony will be held at a date to be determined." Lansbury received an Honorary Academy Award in recognition of her 80-year acting career. She had been nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress on three separate occasions for her roles in 'Gaslight', 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', and 'The Manchurian Candidate'. 

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Tributes pour in for Angela Lansbury

Many fans came forward to pay their tributes to the legendary actress. One user wrote, "rest in peace, the absolute legend and superstar, dame angela lansbury. you were the hero of so many of my childhood memories. your pioneering work and outstanding talent will always be remembered and treasured." Another user tweeted, "I loved Murder, She Wrote in which a middle aged woman without a husband or children lived a really full, exciting life and kept being invited to things even though people dropped dead at every house party she attended. RIP wonderful Angela Lansbury."

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One user wrote, "Brilliance, She Wrote. A lifetime of memorable performances. We've lost a shining light of stage and screen. RIP Angela Lansbury. You are already missed." Another Lansbury fan mourning her death tweeted, "Angela Lansbury is one of those icons that you'd never expect to leave us. She literally had decades of experience and countless of unforgettable roles both on the stage and screen that everyone has at least one favorite role that she played. I never thought this day would come."

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