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

Dame Barbara played Peggy Mitchell on BBC show EastEnders.

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Barbara Windsor (Yui Mok/PA)

Barbara Windsor (Yui Mok/PA)

Barbara Windsor (Yui Mok/PA)

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.

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Dame Barbara Windsor met Boris Johnson after she delivered an Alzheimer’s Society open letter, calling on him to address the ‘devastating state’ of dementia care (Simon Dawson/PA)

Dame Barbara Windsor met Boris Johnson after she delivered an Alzheimer’s Society open letter, calling on him to address the ‘devastating state’ of dementia care (Simon Dawson/PA)

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Dame Barbara Windsor met Boris Johnson after she delivered an Alzheimer’s Society open letter, calling on him to address the ‘devastating state’ of dementia care (Simon Dawson/PA)

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

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

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

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The TV star was made a Dame Commander of the order of the British Empire (John Stillwell/PA)

The TV star was made a Dame Commander of the order of the British Empire (John Stillwell/PA)

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The TV star was made a Dame Commander of the order of the British Empire (John Stillwell/PA)

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The Queen met Barbara Windsor inside the Queen Vic during her visit to Elstree Studios (Fiona Hanson/PA)

The Queen met Barbara Windsor inside the Queen Vic during her visit to Elstree Studios (Fiona Hanson/PA)

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The Queen met Barbara Windsor inside the Queen Vic during her visit to Elstree Studios (Fiona Hanson/PA)

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Dame Barbara as Peggy Mitchell, with Ross Kemp and Steve McFadden, who played her sons Grant and Phil on the soap (Kieron McCarron/BBC/PA)

Dame Barbara as Peggy Mitchell, with Ross Kemp and Steve McFadden, who played her sons Grant and Phil on the soap (Kieron McCarron/BBC/PA)

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Dame Barbara as Peggy Mitchell, with Ross Kemp and Steve McFadden, who played her sons Grant and Phil on the soap (Kieron McCarron/BBC/PA)

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With Carry On co-stars Sid James in 1973 (PA)

With Carry On co-stars Sid James in 1973 (PA)

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With Carry On co-stars Sid James in 1973 (PA)

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With composer Lionel Bart during dress rehearsals for Twang! in 1965 (PA)

With composer Lionel Bart during dress rehearsals for Twang! in 1965 (PA)

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With composer Lionel Bart during dress rehearsals for Twang! in 1965 (PA)

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Riding a motorbike during a visit to the International Motor Show at Earls Court in London in 1980 (PA)

Riding a motorbike during a visit to the International Motor Show at Earls Court in London in 1980 (PA)

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Riding a motorbike during a visit to the International Motor Show at Earls Court in London in 1980 (PA)

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On stage at the London Palladium rehearsing her role as the Fairy in Babes In The Wood pantomime in 1987 (PA)

On stage at the London Palladium rehearsing her role as the Fairy in Babes In The Wood pantomime in 1987 (PA)

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On stage at the London Palladium rehearsing her role as the Fairy in Babes In The Wood pantomime in 1987 (PA)

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Barbara Windsor on a 1960s Routemaster bus to join military personnel to mark London Poppy Day in 2014 (Steve Parsons/PA)

Barbara Windsor on a 1960s Routemaster bus to join military personnel to mark London Poppy Day in 2014 (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Barbara Windsor on a 1960s Routemaster bus to join military personnel to mark London Poppy Day in 2014 (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Dame Barbara Windsor with the BBC Children in Need mascot Pudsey in 2017 (Yui Mok/PA)

Dame Barbara Windsor with the BBC Children in Need mascot Pudsey in 2017 (Yui Mok/PA)

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Dame Barbara Windsor with the BBC Children in Need mascot Pudsey in 2017 (Yui Mok/PA)

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The actress on the trading floor during the BGC Partners Charity Day in London (Ian West/PA)

The actress on the trading floor during the BGC Partners Charity Day in London (Ian West/PA)

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The actress on the trading floor during the BGC Partners Charity Day in London (Ian West/PA)

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Dame Barbara next to an English Heritage blue plaque for her Carry On co-star Kenneth Williams (John Stillwell/PA)

Dame Barbara next to an English Heritage blue plaque for her Carry On co-star Kenneth Williams (John Stillwell/PA)

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Dame Barbara next to an English Heritage blue plaque for her Carry On co-star Kenneth Williams (John Stillwell/PA)

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The TV star offers the wax figure of Sir Winston Churchill some lunch at Madame Tussauds in central London (John Stillwell/PA)

The TV star offers the wax figure of Sir Winston Churchill some lunch at Madame Tussauds in central London (John Stillwell/PA)

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The TV star offers the wax figure of Sir Winston Churchill some lunch at Madame Tussauds in central London (John Stillwell/PA)

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Arriving at the Hammersmith Palais for Elton John’s 50th birthday party in 1997 (PA)

Arriving at the Hammersmith Palais for Elton John’s 50th birthday party in 1997 (PA)

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Arriving at the Hammersmith Palais for Elton John’s 50th birthday party in 1997 (PA)

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Boris Johnson announced Barbara Windsor as his ‘Street Party Champion’ for the Big Lunch, when he was mayor of London (Ian West/PA)

Boris Johnson announced Barbara Windsor as his ‘Street Party Champion’ for the Big Lunch, when he was mayor of London (Ian West/PA)

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Boris Johnson announced Barbara Windsor as his ‘Street Party Champion’ for the Big Lunch, when he was mayor of London (Ian West/PA)

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The actress with EastEnders co-star Ross Kemp (Myung Jung Kim/PA)

The actress with EastEnders co-star Ross Kemp (Myung Jung Kim/PA)

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The actress with EastEnders co-star Ross Kemp (Myung Jung Kim/PA)

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