British born actress Emma Chambers died on February 21, 2018 in her Lymington, England home as a result of a heart attack less than one month before her 54th birthday. It is believed that her severe allergy to animals and asthma led to the heart attack that caused her death.

Chambers made her screen debut in 1988 in the television mini series “The Rainbow”. From there she went on to appear in the made for TV movie “Skulduggery”, “The Bill”, “The Mixer”, the TV mini series “Martin Chuzlewit”, the made for TV movie “The Wind in the Willows”, “Drop the Dead Donkey”, “Pond Life”, “Notting Hill”, an uncredited role in the made to TV movie “ Bravo Two Zero”, “The Clandestine Marriage”, “How do You Want Me”, “Take a Girl Like You”, the voice of Spotty on the television series “Little Robots”, and “The Vicar of Dibey”.

On the British television series “The Vicar of Dibley”, she player the role of deranged Alice Tinker where she earned a British Comedy Award for the role.

Along with her television appearances, Chambers appeared on the West End theatre including “Henceforward”, “Invisible Friends”, “The Trial”, “The Madness of George III”, “Tartufe”, and “Benefactors.

She was born Emma Gwynedd Mary Chambers on March 11, 1964 in Doncaster, England; one of three cihldren born to an OBGYN doctor father. After doing some acting in college, she attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.

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She is survived by her husband Ian Dunn and siblings.

 

photos taken from Facebook, Emma Chambers fan page.

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