There are few stars of stage and screen who can hold a candle to Angela Lansbury's accomplishments. The three-time Oscar nominee, five-time Tony Award winner, and overall Hollywood darling became one of its biggest faces thanks to her work as Jessica Fletcher on CBS’s Murder, She Wrote.
Unfortunately, Angela passed away at 96 years old on Oct. 11, 2022, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most impactful individuals in the entertainment industry. After 80-plus years working as an actress, what was Angela's cause of death? Keep reading for all of the details.
What was Angela Lansbury's cause of death?
According to Broadway World, Angela passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Los Angeles. In the wake of her passing, her family released an official statement honoring her life and the impact that she had on them as well as millions of fans worldwide.
"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 a.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, just five days shy of her 97th birthday," the message stated.
Angela is survived by quite a large family too. "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 reads.
The statement added, "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."
Angela Lansbury's impact on the entertainment industry runs deep.
Over the course of many decades working as an actress, Angela established herself as one of the most respected forces in the industry. Angela received an Emmy nomination for best actress in a drama series during every season of Murder, She Wrote, but sadly never won.
Her work didn't go unacknowledged, however. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented her with an honorary Oscar in 2013 for her career as "an entertainment icon who has created some of cinema’s most memorable characters, inspiring generations of actors."
For context, Angela received her first Oscar nomination way back in 1944 for her first-ever film role as Nancy the maid in George Cukor’s Gaslight.
Our thoughts are with Angela's family, friends, and fans during this difficult time.