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Dame Barbara Windsor’s funeral to be held at end of week

The star of the small and big screen was mourned by the world of entertainment following her death.

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Dame Barbara Windsor and her husband Scott Mitchell (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Dame Barbara Windsor and her husband Scott Mitchell (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Dame Barbara Windsor and her husband Scott Mitchell (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The funeral of beloved actress Dame Barbara Windsor will take place on Friday.

Dame Barbara, known for her work in the Carry On films and EastEnders, died in December at the age of 83.

She will be cremated at a private ceremony to be held at Golders Green Crematorium in London during the afternoon.

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Dame Barbara Windsor and husband Scott Mitchell have been praised for their work in raising awareness of dementia (PA)

Dame Barbara Windsor and husband Scott Mitchell have been praised for their work in raising awareness of dementia (PA)

Dame Barbara Windsor and husband Scott Mitchell have been praised for their work in raising awareness of dementia (PA)

Dame Barbara had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2014.

She and her husband Scott Mitchell have been widely praised for their work raising awareness of dementia after the actress went public with her diagnosis in 2018.

A JustGiving page set up as a tribute to her and in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK has raised nearly £140,000.

Due to coronavirus, the number of mourners attending and invited to the private ceremony is limited.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/damebarbara

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