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EastEnders fans left in tears by Peggy Mitchell's death

Peggy Mitchell and Frank Butcher in happier times Credit: PA

Warning: Contains spoilers

EastEnders fans have been devastated by the death of Peggy Mitchell in the show, in an episode that aired on Tuesday.

Fans of the soap shared on Twitter their favourite memories of Peggy Mitchell, played by Dame Barbara Windsor since the character entered the soap in 1994.

Peggy was the legendary landlady of the Queen Vic in the soap, and frequently kicked out troublemakers during her 22-year reign.

Even ITV's Coronation Street team were on hand to comfort the team of the BBC soap:

Peggy took her own life in a heartbreaking scene after she told her son Grant that her cancer had returned and had taken a "proper grip" on her.

She hallucinated the ghost of her close friend Pat Butcher, who passed away in 2012, and told her old friend: "I don't want to be that little old lady in the bed, with people saying, 'Remember her? Peggy Mitchell? She's all skin and bones'.

"I will go as I have lived: straight back, head high, like a queen."