Anna Wing passed away on Sunday

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Ex-EastEnders star Anna Wing has died at the age of 98.

The actress passed away on Sunday.

Anna played Beale and Fowler family matriarch Lou Beale in the BBC soap for three years from its inception in 1985.

She featured in 232 episodes before her character was killed off in July 1988.

At the age of 92, Anna played a pensioner caught up in a drug deal in The Bill and she received an MBE in 2009 for her services to drama and charity.

Anna‘s EastEnders cast mates have paid tribute to her after hearing the sad news.

‘I have so many fond memories of her, my thoughts are with her family and friends,’ says Adam Woodyatt, who plays Ian Beale.

June BrownDot Cotton‘s alter-ego – recalls to the Daily Mail: ‘She was a very generous woman in many ways and an excellent actress who made a script her own – lifting the character off the page and made it quite different from what you’d have expected.’

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