Eastenders Star Richard Dies

British soap star and EASTENDERS actress WENDY RICHARD has lost her battle with cancer. She was 65.
Richard, best known for her long-running role as Pauline Fowler in the hit BBC show, passed away at a Harley Street Clinic in London on Thursday (26Feb09) morning, according to her publicist.
She was diagnosed with a terminal form of the disease last October (08), after previously enduring two cancer battles - one in the early 1990s and again in 2002.
However, the cancer spread to her bones and doctors predicted she had just months to live.
The star married her long-term partner John Burns, her fourth husband, soon after the diagnosis at London's Mayfair Hotel.
Richard shot to fame in the U.K. starring as Miss Brahms in hit 1970s sitcom Are You Being Served?.
She joined the cast of Eastenders when the show debuted on BBC1 in 1985, playing the role of matriarch Pauline Fowler for 22 years until her departure in 2006.
The following year (07), Richard was presented with a British Soap Award for Lifetime Achievement for her role in the show.
In an official statement, Richard's representative says, "She was incredibly brave and retained her sense of humour right to the end."
In a candid interview last year (08), Richard revealed she had made plans for her funeral after she was diagnosed with the deadly illness.


Contactmusic

Tags: Eastenders - Wendy Richard


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

Glennis's picture

Glennis

So sorry to John, but Wendy died with dignity. Lots of Love to you, Glennis
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322487062

5 years 1 month ago
Report
View Comments

Eastenders Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Eastenders

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All