In Pictures: Carry On star and Queen Vic landlady Barbara Windsor

Barbara Windsor Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

TV and film star Dame Barbara Windsor has died aged 83.

Dame Barbara, who starred in a host of Carry On films and played Peggy Mitchell on BBC soap EastEnders, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014. Her condition worsened during lockdown.

Her death was announced by her husband, Scott Mitchell.

Dame Barbara Windsor met Boris Johnson after she delivered an Alzheimer’s Society open letter. Credit: Simon Dawson/PA
Dame Barbara Windsor and her husband Scott Mitchell deliver an Alzheimer’s Society open letter to 10 Downing Street in September 2019 Credit: PA
The TV star was made a Dame Commander of the order of the British Empire Credit: John Stillwell/PA
The Queen met Barbara Windsor inside the Queen Vic during her visit to Elstree Studios Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA
Dame Barbara as Peggy Mitchell, with Ross Kemp and Steve McFadden, who played her sons Grant and Phil on the soap Credit: Kieron McCarron/BBC/PA
Barbara Windsor and Sid James at a Christmas party in 1973 Credit: PA
With composer Lionel Bart during dress rehearsals for Twang! in 1965 Credit: PA
Riding a motorbike during a visit to the International Motor Show at Earls Court in London in 1980 Credit: PA
Dame Barbara pictured in 1987 on stage at the London Palladium in panto rehearsals Credit: PA
Barbara Windsor on a 1960s Routemaster bus to join military personnel to mark London Poppy Day in 2014 Credit: Steve Parsons/PA
Dame Barbara Windsor with the BBC Children in Need mascot Pudsey in 2017 Credit: Yui Mok/PA
The actress on the trading floor during the BGC Partners Charity Day in London Credit: Ian West/PA
Dame Barbara next to an English Heritage blue plaque for her Carry On co-star Kenneth Williams Credit: John Stillwell/PA
The TV star offers the wax figure of Sir Winston Churchill some lunch at Madame Tussauds in central London Credit: John Stillwell/PA
Arriving at the Hammersmith Palais for Elton John’s 50th birthday party in 1997 Credit: PA
Dame Barbara and husband Scott Mitchell arriving for the National Television Awards in 2010 Credit: Zak Hussein/PA
Boris Johnson announced Barbara Windsor as his ‘Street Party Champion’ for the Big Lunch, when he was mayor of London Credit: Ian West/PA
The actress with EastEnders co-star Ross Kemp Credit: Myung Jung Kim/PA
Barbara Winsdor starred in many Carry On films with Sid James Credit: PA