"She was properly sick and then she turned it on – that's the pro she was."
The Pat Butcher actor paid tribute to her former EastEnders co-star.
From her breakthrough in the Carry On films to her defining role as EastEnders' Peggy Mitchell, she had been on screen for over 60 years.
Remembering the Queen of Walford.
Much-loved actress was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014.
The iconic soap character took her own life in 2016.
Dame Barbara has kept the news secret since 2014.
I know EastEnders isn't real [it isn't is it?] but I hope that all who are faced with organising a funeral will know that the Church of England is there for them, meeting their needs with compassion, humour, love and grace.
Dame Barbara's final star turn on the soap was a hit with viewers.
Peggy Mitchell’s death was seen by almost half of all UK TV viewers on Tuesday (17 May) night, new figures have revealed