Barbara Windsor, star of Carry On films and EastEnders, dies at 83


Dame Barbara Windsor, DBE, most popularly known for her career as an actress with roles in Carry On Films and Eastenders has died aged 83.

The retired actress, who had Alzheimer's disease, is said to have peacefully passed away at a care home in London on Thursday at 8:35pm

Scott Mitchell, husband to the actress said 'Barbara's final weeks were typical of how she lived her life. Full of humour, drama and a fighting spirit until the end'. He is said to have spent the last week by her side.

Lovingly remembered for her early role in Carry On Films, the pint-sized actress had an infectious personality and contagious laugh that kept audiences entertained for many years! 

Her role as Peggy Mitchell, Landlady of the Queen Victoria pub in popular British soap opera Eastenders shown on the BBC, saw her grow into a household name!

Both Barbara and her husband were named ambassadors for the Alzeimer's Society Charity in 2019. The couple spent their time passionately campaigning and raising awareness of Dementia/Alzheimer's, said by her husband to be the UK's number one killer.

Her husband also said:  "I will always be immensely proud of Barbara's courage, dignity and generosity dealing with her own illness and still trying to help others by raising awareness for as long as she could."


 

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