Tragedy strikes for the Beales and the Mitchells when they learn Ben is dead in EastEnders!

With Kathy Sullivan nowhere to be found in Albert Square, her son, Ian Beale, answers her phone only to receive the shocking news that his half-brother, Ben Mitchell, has been involved in an incident with Paul Coker and he’s in hospital with critical injuries!

Ian and Ben’s frantic dad, Phil, race to the hospital, where they wait anxiously for news of Ben’s condition. When that news comes, they fear the worst… and they’re right as a doctor breaks it to them that Ben is dead! How will Phil and Ian react? And who will break the devastating news to Kathy when she shows up?