Losing a legend: Celebrities, world leaders react to Angela Lansbury’s death

As the news of legendary actress Angela Lansbury’s death spread, celebrities and fans of her work around the globe took to social media to remember the legend’s impact.

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Actor George Takei shared a tribute on Twitter, writing, “Our beloved Mrs. Potts will sing lullabies to us now from the stars.”

Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth wrote, “Nobody did Mame quite like her.”

Playwright Paul Rudnick wrote: “This is what stardom means, especially in the theater: she provided the most fabulous, irreplaceable joy.”

Actor and producer Harvey Fierstein shared a photo of himself with Angela Lansbury, saying simply, “She, my darlings, was EVERYTHING!”

PBS shared a photo of Angela Lansbury in character as Aunt March in the TV miniseries “Little Women.”

Josh Gad, who voiced Olaf in Disney’s “Frozen” franchise, honored Lansbury, saying, “It is rare that one person can touch multiple generations, creating a breadth of work that defines decade after decade. #AngelaLansbury was that artist. From “Mame” to “Bedknobs” to “Murder She Wrote” to “B&TB” to “Mary Poppins Returns” she touched 4 generations. RIP Legend.”

Mario Cantone, an actor and comedian known for his work on the HBO series “Sex and the City,” shared a photo of himself with Lansbury and said, “Rest In Peace Great Dame Angela Lansbury. She was a glorious one.”

Actor Jason Alexander, who played George Costanza on the TV series “Seinfeld,” said on Twitter, “The great Angela Lansbury — one of the most versatile, talented, graceful, kind, witty, wise, classy ladies I’ve ever met has left us. Her huge contribution to the arts and the world remains always.”

In the United Kingdom, a Belfast City Councilor shared a personal memory of Lansbury, saying he “was obsessed with Bedknobs and Broomsticks as a child — our first cat even had the honour of being named Ms. Price after the wonderful Eglantine. An incredible talent throughout the ages.”

Actor Eric McCormack, who acted alongside Lansbury in Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man” on Broadway in 2012, shared a photo from the stage and said, “So privileged I got to spend time with this incredible woman. No one like her.”

On Facebook, actor George Takei wrote,: “Angela Lansbury, who graced the stage for decades winning five Tony awards and brought the sleuthing Jessica Fletcher into our living rooms for a dozen years, has passed. A tale old as time, our beloved Mrs. Potts will sing lullabies to us now from the stars. Rest, great soul.”

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