Gillian Taylforth 'shocked and saddened' by star's death

Former EastEnders actress Gillian Taylforth said she is "shocked and saddened" by the death of her co-star Anna Wing.

Ms Taylforth, who played her character's daughter-in-law Kathy Beale, told Digital Spy: "What a lovely lady Anna was. It was so great to have worked with her.

Gillian Taylforth played Lou Beale's daughter-in-law, Kathy Beale, on EastEnders.
Gillian Taylforth played Lou Beale's daughter-in-law, Kathy Beale, on EastEnders. Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

"She used to say to me all the time that I should never forget her, so I always sent her birthday and Christmas cards every year.

"My thoughts go out to her family as she spoke about them often. She will be sadly missed".

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EastEnders star Anna Wing dies

Former EastEnders actress Anna Wing, who played the sharp-tongued matriach Lou Beale, has died aged 98, her agent announced.