Soap star Wendy loses cancer fight

EASTENDERS star Wendy Richard, who has been suffering from cancer, died today, her agent Kevin Francis has just confirmed.

EASTENDERS star Wendy Richard, who has been suffering from cancer, died today, her agent Kevin Francis has just confirmed.

The former EastEnder died in the Harley Street Clinic in London with her husband John Burns by her side. She was 65.

Richard will be best remembered as Pauline Fowler in EastEnders, a part she played for 21 years.

But before joining the soap she was already well-known for her role as Miss Brahms in the hit sitcom Are You Being Served?.


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After lengthy treatment her cancer went into remission, but last year she found the disease had returned in an aggressive form.

It spread to her kidneys and bones, and in October she revealed that the cancer was terminal.

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She married her long-term partner Mr Burns, her fourth husband, at a star-studded ceremony in London's Mayfair in October.

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