The legend that is Dame Barbara Windsor sadly has died aged 83. Husband Scott Mitchell said she had died peacefully from Alzheimer’s at a London care home on Thursday evening.
Barbara had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014 and alongside her husband Scott Mitchell they campaigned tirelessly for those affected by the disease.
Mr Mitchell said she would be remembered for the “love, fun, friendship and brightness she brought to all our lives”.
Dame Barbara appeared in nine of the 31 films in the comedy series Carry On, and Sparrows Can’t Sing, for which she was nominated for a Bafta, as well as small parts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and On the Fiddle with Sir Sean Connery.
She was well known to millions of TV viewers for her portrayal of landlady Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders, starring alongside her on-screen children Ross Kemp and Steve McFadden.
Her last appearance in the soap came in 2016, the same year she was made a dame for her services to charity and entertainment.