Abbot pronounced the comedy actress, who starred with him as Blunderwoman on The Russ Abbot Show, was “a outrageous comedy talent” and “a lady of measureless regard and generosity”.
Emberg, whose TV career spanned 6 decades, seemed in renouned TV shows including The Benny Hill Show, Doctor Who and Z Cars.
She had recently finished filming In The Long Run, a Sky One comedy combined by Idris Elba.
But it was her opening as Blunderwoman, the comic sidekick of Abbot’s Cooperman in the 1980s, which shot her to fame.
In a statement, Abbot, 70, said: “It is with a complicated heart that we listened the news about Bella. She was not only a good competition but a outrageous comedy talent.
“A honestly humorous woman, but many of all a lady of measureless regard and generosity. we count myself very propitious to have worked alongside her.
“She really was a one-off. RIP Bella”
Les Dennis, who seemed on The Russ Abbot Show, shared a photo of himself with Emberg on Twitter, observant he was “so sad” to remove a “funny, lovely friend”.
Paul Chuckle, genuine name Paul Elliott, who achieved in mime with Emberg, remembered her as “the funniest angel ever”, while EastEnders star Cheryl Fergison pronounced she was “lovable and always an inspiration”.