It said: “Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many.”
Chambers rose to fame on the outlandish British comedy The Vicar of Dibley, starring alongside Dawn French as the loveable, but dimwitted Alice Tinker. In 1998, she won the British Comedy Award for best TV actress for her performance.
The following year she went on to win hearts around the world playing Hugh Grants dopey younger sister in Notting Hill.
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Her co-stars and a host of other celebrities paid tribute to her after hearing the tragic news.
“I was regularly humped like this by the unique beautiful spark that was Emma Chambers. I never minded. I loved her. A lot,” Dawn French tweeted.
I was regularly humped like this by the unique & beautiful spark that was Emma Chambers. I never minded. I loved her. A lot . pic.twitter.com/imzkoyKja9