The actor and presenter appeared on the BBC soap in 2015.
He was known for playing Billy Williams on the ITV soap.
Antony Cotton, Helen Worth and Sally Dynevor were among those who remembered working with the Mike Baldwin actor.
Both soaps previously went off the air in 2020, when filming was halted to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The soap star had a terrifying encounter while brushing his teeth over the weekend.
He played Alan Bradley in the ITV soap and was married to co-star Sue Nicholls, who plays Audrey Roberts.
"She was so sharp, she knew the audience, and kept actors young and old in check."
"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.