Actress Wendy Richard has died. She was 65.

According to reports from Sky News, the former EastEnders star passed away following a battle with cancer.

The actress quit her role as Pauline Fowler in the BBC1 soap in 2006 and in October 2008, Wendy revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Less than a week later, Wendy married John Burns at the Chesterfield hotel in London’s Mayfair.

Wendy’s agent Kevin Francis confirmed that Wendy passed away in the Harley Street Clinic in London with her husband by her side.

He said: “She was incredibly brave and retained her sense of humour right to the end.”

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