Celebrities and fans are mourning death of Angela Lansbury after the actor’s family confirmed the news on October 11. In a statement for Diversitythey said: “The children of Dame Angela Lansbury are saddened to announce that their mother passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in Los Angeles at 1:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, October 11, 2022, just five days short of her 97th birthday . .”

A Broadway icon and five-time Tony Award winner, Lansbury was best known for her iconic roles in Beauty and the Beast and 1991’s She Wrote Murder. Some of her other notable credits include starring roles in Mame, Dear World, Sweeney Todd, Gypsy, Blithe Spirit, Gaslight, The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Manchurian Candidate “. During her career, Lansbury was nominated for an Academy Award three times and was awarded the Academy Award for Merit in 2013.

Following Lansbury’s death, stars shared tributes to the late actor on social media. On October 11, “Cinderella” actor Jason Alexander tweeted, “The great Angela Lansbury, one of the most versatile, talented, graceful, kind, witty, wise, classy women I have ever met, has left us. Her immense contribution to art and the world remains forever. #ripAngelaLansbury.” meanwhile, Poster described Lansbury as “one of the most beloved and respected performers in show business.”

In an interview with People, Robbie Benson, who voiced the Beast alongside Lansbury in the Beauty and the Beast cartoon, said: “One of the most memorable moments of my life was being lucky enough to be in the recording studio when Mrs. Lansbury sang the song from Beauty and the Beast “. For me, 2 minutes 46 seconds was an inspiration for a lifetime.”

Read on to see how other stars are mourning Lansbury’s death.