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EastEnders' Ronnie to drown by own wedding dress

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EastEnders' Ronnie to drown by own wedding dress

EastEnders' Ronnie Mitchell will be drowned by her wedding dress.

The Albert Square resident - who is portrayed by Samantha Womack - will meet a grisly end when she is dragged to her death by the attire over the new year shortly after marrying Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) for the second time.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Ronnie has had some grim storylines, it's fitting she goes in similar fashion."

Ronnie will meet her maker after tragically finding her drunk sister Roxy - who previously slept with Jack - face down dead in a swimming pool.

But when Ronnie jumps in to try to save her sibling - portrayed by Rita Simons - she too will die.

Samantha and Rita have both played out some hard-hitting storylines since they arrived in Albert Square in 2007.

Ronnie has seen her daughter Danielle killed in a car accident in April 2009 and just eight months later she suffered a miscarriage when her dad Archie Mitchell (Larry Lamb) pushed her into the Queen Vic's bar.

A year later she revealed Archie raped her as a child and in late 2010 she swapped her dead son James Branning, who died of sudden infant death syndrome, with Kat and Alfie Moon's (Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie) baby Tommy.

She was later jailed for kidnapping Tommy in April 2011, but she returned to Walford two years later and went on to murder Roxy's boyfriend Carl White (Daniel Coonan).

Sam confirmed she was leaving 'EastEnders' in August.

She tweeted: "Thank you SO much for all your kind words about me leaving EE.

"It's so humbling to know you loved Ronnie as much as I did! Very grateful Xxx (sic)"

Just a few weeks later, Rita also confirmed she was departing Albert Square.

She tweeted: "Thanku guys 4 all the continued love & support u have shown me (and Roxy) over the years. I'm so grateful for my time on EE. Love to u all

"As the saying goes 'Mitchell sisters..together forever' @Sam_Womack Haaaaa you're stuck with me sis! (sic)"