Hollywood Bids Farewell to Legendary “Murder, She Wrote” Star Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury at the
Angela Lansbury at the "Beauty an the Beast" 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2016. Photo by Jim Smeal/Shutterstock (5679196g)

Angela Lansbury, the legendary actress of Murder, She Wrote whose career spanned seven decades, passed away at age 96. The three-time Oscar-nominee leaves a tremendous legacy behind, and many Hollywood stars and her past collaborates sent condolences to her loved ones.

Lansbury’s death was announced in a statement by her family, saying, “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.”

Television fans know Lansbury as the star of the long-running series Murder, She Wrote. She was Emmy-nominated for each of its 12 seasons, in addition to receiving three Oscar nominations for her supporting roles in Gaslight (1944), The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), and The Manchurian Candidate (1962).

Lansbury is also a Broadway legend and a recipient of six Tony Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. Her list of accolades also includes six Golden Globe Awards, a Laurence Olivier Award, and the Academy Honorary Award.

Following the news of Lansbury’s passing, many Hollywood stars bid her farewell and celebrated her legacy on social media. SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher said she was an inspiration “both on and off stage” and that “we were all blessed to bask in her light.”