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26th Jun, 2022

Legendary EastEnders Dot Cotton actress June Brown dies at 95

Evesham Editorial 4th Apr, 2022

STARS from across the television industry have paid tribute to June Brown, the actress who starred as Eastenders Dot Cotton for more than 30 years.

The chain-smoking Dot won a place in the nation’s hearts from her shifts in the Walford launderette to her marriage to Jim Branning and her defence of her ne’er do well son ‘Nasty Nick’, played by John Altman.

It was a role she played for more than 30 years, into her 90s and for a total of 2,884 episodes according to the BBC.

“We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved June Brown, OBE, MBE sadly passed away last night,” a spokesperson said.

“There are not enough words to describe how much June was loved and adored by everyone at EastEnders, her loving warmth, wit and great humour will never be forgotten.

“June created one of the most iconic characters in Dot Cotton, not just in soap but in British television, and having appeared in 2884 episodes, June’s remarkable performances created some of EastEnders finest moments.

“We send all our love and deepest sympathies to June’s family and friends. A very bright light has gone out at EastEnders today but we shall all be raising a sweet sherry in June’s memory.

“Rest in peace, our dearest June. You will never be forgotten.”

Celebrities took to Twitter to pay their respects

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