Today brings the sad news that Emma Chambers, the actress who played Alice Tinker in The Vicar of Dibley, has passed away.
Chambers' agent John Grant confirmed that she died of natural causes on Wednesday night. She was 53 years old, and is survived her husband, fellow actor Ian Dunn.
"Over the years, Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work," Grant told Sky News. "She brought laughter and joy to many, and will be greatly missed. At this difficult time we ask that the privacy of the family and loved ones be respected."
Doncaster-born Chambers amassed 15 film and TV credits, according to IMDb, including the role of Honey in Notting Hill, which was written by The Vicar of Dibley's co-creator Richard Curtis. She also appeared in TV adaptations of Charles Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit and Kingsley Amis's Take a Girl Like You.
But many of us will remember her most fondly for playing The Vicar of Dibley's adorably daffy verger Alice Tinker. Alice was the best friend of Dawn French's Reverend Geraldine Granger, and at the end of each episode they'd share a joke which Alice invariably didn't quite understand.
Chambers appeared alongside French in all 20 episodes of the beloved BBC sitcom, which ran from 1994 t0 2007 and still airs on Gold today. To pay tribute to the late actress, many fans are posting clips of their favourite Alice Tinker moments, including her iconic "I can't believe it's not I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" monologue.
Check out some of her other brilliant Dibley moments below.
R.I.P. Emma Chambers, and thank you for the memories.