Angela Lansbury,

Angela Lansbury, star of the long-running drama series “Murder, She Wrote” has died, the British actress’s family has confirmed. She was 96 years old.

Zero Gravity Management’s Michael A. McConnell said in a statement on behalf of his three children that he died “peacefully in his sleep at home in Los Angeles” on Tuesday morning. Lansbury was about to turn 97 in just five days.

During his 80-year career, Lansbury has acted on the big screen, television and stage. He earned five Tony Awards, most recently in 2009, for his role in the Broadway revival of “Blythe Spirit.”

Lansbury voiced Mrs. Potts in Disney’s 1991 animated musical “Beauty and the Beast”, but is perhaps best known for starring as mystery writer Jessica Fletcher in the CBS hit “Murder, She Wrote”, which ran from 1984 to 1996.

Prior to his television career, he was considered one of the last film stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood, CBS Los Angeles informed of. She was a contract player with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the 1940s.

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