John Bardon, who starred as Jim Branning in Eastenders, has died aged 75.
He played the character from 1996 to 2011, and married character Dot Cotton in 2002.
He suffered a stroke in 2007 and was subsequently written out of the soap.
More top news
The Democratic presidential candidate may also have shown his cards on his choice of running mate.
The US president also shared a post on Twitter accusing Dr Anthony Fauci of misleading the public over hydroxychloroquine.
Fears over an impending second wave of coronavirus dominates Wednesday’s front pages.