Anna Karen has died in a property fire in east London at the age of 85.
The British-South African actress was greatest identified for her part as Olive in One particular the Buses and as Aunt Sal in Eastenders, the sister of Eastenders legend Peggy Mitchell performed by Barbara Windsor.
Firefighters ended up on the scene soon after 10.30pm on Tuesday night time.
London Fireplace Brigade concern statement
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson reported: “Sadly, a woman has died subsequent a residence hearth on Windsor Road in Ilford.
“Part of the ground floor of a mid-terrace property was broken by fire. Regrettably a female was pronounced useless at the scene.
“The Brigade was named at 11.40pm and the fire was beneath command by 11.38pm. 3 hearth engines and about 20 firefighters from Ilford and Barking fireplace stations attended the incident. The result in of the fireplace is under investigation.”
Eastenders pay out tribute to Anna Karen
Anna Karen, who performed Aunt Sal, has passed absent. An EastEnders spokesperson has mentioned “We are deeply saddened to listen to that Anna Karen has passed absent… Our appreciate and thoughts are with Anna’s family members and friends.” pic.twitter.com/vF5NDIu21a
— BBC EastEnders (@bbceastenders) February 23, 2022
An Eastenders spokeswoman stated: “We are deeply saddened to listen to that Anna Karen has handed away.
“Anna established a sharp, quick witted and very common character in Aunt Sal that the viewers will in no way neglect, just as individuals who labored with her at EastEnders will never ever overlook her heat, kindness exciting and very good humour.
“Our like and thoughts are with Anna’s family members and friends.”