Barbara Windsor dead: EastEnders and Carry On film star dies aged 83

Ex- EastEnders and Carry On star Dame Barbara Windsor has died aged 83. 

The actress passed away after an ongoing battle with Alzheimer’s.

National treasure Barbara, who was famous for playing the iconic Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders, was diagnosed with dementia in 2014.

Dame Barbara Windsor rose to fame after her appearances in the Carry On films.

She received a BAFTA Award nomination for Sparrows Can’t Sing in 1983.

She joined the cast of EastEnders in 1994 and won the 1999 British Soap Award for Best Actress.

The star left the soap in 2016.

Dame Barbara is survived by her husband Scott Mitchell.

He’s spoken about the struggle the pair faced as a result of Barbara’s devastating illness.

He has branded the huge care costs faced by dementia sufferers and their loved ones in the past a disgrace.

The couple campaigned for better help for those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

The Alzheimer’s Society appointed the couple ambassadors as they launched a public open letter calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to solve the dementia care crisis.

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