The star of the American television crime series "Murder, She Wrote", Angela Lansbury, has passed away at the age of 96.

Five days prior to her 97th birthday, Angela passed away peacefully in her sleep. 

Angela is survived by her three children, her brother, the producer Edgar Lansbury, as well as a large number of grandkids and great-grandchildren.

Angela was nominated for Oscar three times in her illustrious career of eight decades.

Angela's three Oscar nomination includes for her work as the maid in Gaslight, Sibyl in The Picture of Dorian Gray in 1945, and Laurence Harvey's cunning mother in The Manchurian Candidate in 1962.

At the age of 88 in 2013, Angela received an honorary Oscar in recognition of her lifetime accomplishments. 

Angela garnered millions of followers all over the world because of the television show "Murder, She Wrote."

Angela became one of the richest women in the US at the time because of the show "Murder, She Wrote", with a fortune estimated at $100 million.

Angela was named a Dame in 2014, for her contributions to play, charity work, and philanthropy. 

Dame Angela tied the knot twice. She was married for a short time to actor Richard Cromwell. She later wed Peter Shaw, a British actor and producer.