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Angela Lansbury is now fully aware that there are two iconic pieces of art with the title “Murder, She Wrote.”

While appearing on the radio show q on CBC, the dame and thespian was asked if she had ever heard reggae legends’ Chaka Demus & Pliers “Murder, She Wrote,” a song that shares the same title as her long-running CBS crime procedural in which she played crime-solving mystery writer Jessica Fletcher.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Angela Lansbury speaks during the PBS segment of the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 16, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: Photo of CHAKA DEMUS & PLIERS (Photo by Des Willie/Redferns)
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Lansbury did not know of the song, released in 1993 while her show was still on the air, but told q host Tom Power that she is “thrilled to be a part of reggae. Of course!”

Much like her show Murder, She Wrote, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary, the song “Murder, She Wrote” has had a storied legacy. While the song itself samples the ubiquitous “Bam Bam” riddim, Chaka Demus & Pliers’ song has been used as a sample in recent hits like “Post To Be” by Omarion, Jhené Aiko, and Chris Brown, and “El Taxi” by Pitbull.

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