Emma Chambers cause of death was a 'suspected heart attack'

Emma Chambers died after suffering a suspected heart attack, said one friend.

Emma Chambers died after suffering a suspected heart attack, said one friend.

Former BBC executive Producer Jon Plowman broke the news on Radio 4 this morning, saying: "It's no age to have a heart attack, as I understand it."

Adding: "Emma was a gifted comic actress who made any part she played look easy. She was adored by the cast and crew."

Tributes have poured for the actress - who was just 53 when died.

Her death was announced yesterday in a statement from her agents, she leaves behind her husband Ian Dunn. Agent John Grant revealing that she had died of natural causes and would be "Greatly missed". He said: "Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many". The actress leaves behind her actor husband Ian Dunn.

The actress - famous for roles in Notting Hill and The Vicar of Dibley - was much-loved by her famous co-stars.

And her friends insist Chambers was just was funny and warm as she appeared on screen.

Her on-screen big brother Hugh Grant tweeted: "Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress. Very sad news."

The actor played Will in 1999 film Notting Hill - who was the unlucky-in-love brother of quirky Honey - played by Chambers.

Dawn French has paid tribute to her "loving friend" Emma Chambers, who has died aged 53.

The actresses played best friends in The Vicar of Dibley for 13 years - and their bond spilled over into real life.

"Emma was a very bright spark and the most loyal and loving friend anyone could wish for," Dawn French told Mirror Online today.

"I will miss her very much."

Taking to Twitter she posted a picture of herself with Chambers on set.

She wrote: "I was regularly humped like this by the unique and beautiful spark that was Emma Chambers. I never minded. I loved her. A lot."

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