‘Murder, She Wrote’ Actress Angela Lansbury Has Died
Angela Lansbury, the actress best known for her role as a murder mystery writer in Murder, She Wrote has died at 96 years old.
“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,” her family said in a statement.
“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.”
The statement continued, “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.”
Murder, She Wrote debuted in 1984 and she starred in 256 episodes. She was nominated for 12 Emmys but never took home any of the awards.
She also starred in several Broadway shows and won a 1996 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, a 1997 American National Medal of the Arts and a 2000 Kennedy Center Honor.
In 2014 she was officially made Dame Angela by Queen Elizabeth.