By Jennifer Leighfield • 11 December 2020 • 1:40
Dame Barbara Windsor and husband Scott Mitchell Credit: credit WNS
ACTRESS Barbara Windsor, star of EastEnders, has sadly passed away aged 83, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
According to reports in the British press, her husband, Scott Mitchell, said that her final weeks were “full of humour, drama and a fighting spirit until the end”.
Dame Barbara Windsor, best known for her roles in EastEnders and the Carry On films, reportedly passed away at a care home in London on Thursday, December 10, at 8.35pm.
Having debuted as Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders in 1994, she soon became one of TV’s best-loved characters, and it became the defining role of her career.
She married in 2000 and took some time off from EastEnders after being diagnosed with the Epstein-Barr virus in 2003, but she returned as a series regular in 2005.
In 2009, she left the soap again and made some cameo appearances over the years until her final appearance in 2016.
She appeared in nine Carry On films, the first of them in 1964.
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Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics.
Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.
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