Actress Angela Lansbury, the mythical Jessica Fletcher of “Murder She Wrote”, has died this Tuesday at the age of 96, according to her family in a statement released by People magazine. Lansbury’s children have detailed that her mother died “while she slept” at her home located in Los Angeles, United States.
The actress, who was about to turn 97 on October 16, stood out for her work in film, television and theater for 70 years, becoming one of the most renowned European actresses.
Although Lansbury became a familiar face on the small screen for playing the novelist Jessica Fletcher in “Murder, She Wrote”, she was nominated for an Oscar three times for supporting roles —’Gaslight’ or ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray ‘, ‘The Manchurian Candidate’— and achieved an honorary statuette in 2013, awarded by the Hollywood Academy.
In addition, in 2017, she participated in the three-episode miniseries of Little Women and collaborated giving voice to animated characters in films such as Beauty and the Beast and Anastasia.