Dame Barbara Windsor: Best known for her roles in EastEnders and the Carry On films dies aged 83

Dame Barbara Windsor – best known for her roles as Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders and in the Carry On films – has died aged 83.

She died peacefully at 8.35pm on Thursday at a London care home with her husband Scott Mitchell by her side, after suffering from dementia.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Dame Barbara had ‘campaigned for the lonely and the vulnerable – and cheered the world up with her own British brand of harmless sauciness & innocent scandal’.

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