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.

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June Brown pays tribute to 'very generous woman'

June Brown, who plays EastEnders stalwart Dot Branning, said it was a "pleasure" to work with the "very generous" Anna Wing, who died aged 98.

Ms Brown, who first appeared in the soap in July 1985, said: "She was a very generous woman in many ways and an excellent actress who made a script her own, lifting the character off the page and made it quite different from what you'd have expected.

June Brown plays EastEnders stalwart Dot Cotton. Credit: Errol Griffith/EMPICS Entertainment

"Anna always thought well of everyone and she loved and enjoyed her children and grandchildren.

"I was very fond of her indeed and will remember Anna with great affection always".

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