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Casts of EastEnders, Corrie and ‘Allo ‘Allo! Attend the funeral of TV legend Anna Karen

Former EastEnders and On The Buses star Anna Karen tragically died in a house fire aged 85 and scores of her celebrity fans attended the funeral in Golders Green to pay their respects

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Former actress Anna Karen’s co-stars and friends reunited for her funeral in north London today.

The former EastEnders and On The Buses star tragically died in a house fire in Ilford on February 22 at the age of 85.

She was best known as Olive in the ITV comedy series from 1969 to 1975 and later in the BBC soap opera as Peggy Mitchell’s sister Aunt Sal.

Among the attendees at the service in Golders Green was a gathering of acting legends and showbiz industry friends.

EastEnders stars John Altman, Peter Dean and Jamie Borthwick were in attendance, as was Scott Mitchell, Barbara Windsor’s widower.

Model Linda Lusardi and Love Thy Neighbor’s Kate Williams were also among the famous faces who said goodbye to her.

Tributes were poured in for the actress last month following news of her death.







John Altman attended Anna Karen’s service today
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Anna’s family friend confirmed the tragic news to MailOnline: “We are absolutely appalled by the news about Anna.”

While a London Fire Brigade spokesman confirmed: “Unfortunately a woman has died following a house fire on Windsor Road, Ilford.”







Former EastEnders and On The Buses star Anna Karen tragically died in a house fire
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Barbara Windsor’s widower, Scott Mitchell, led the tributes with a touching statement he shared with MailOnline: “I am deeply saddened and shocked to hear of how Anna has passed away.

“Barbara and Anna were lifelong friends and Anna was always what I thought was Barbara’s only real friend.







Jamie Borthwick and Scott Mitchell paid their respects
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“Anna has seen Barbara go through every phase of her life and their late night phone calls together before Barbara’s illness will always remain a fond memory for me as I hear about how they put the world in order.

“Anna and I have been in regular contact since Barbara’s death and she has been a good friend and support to me when things were difficult and we spoke a few weeks ago. It was a fun conversation and I loved how upbeat she sounded.







Model Linda Lusardi attended the service
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“We always shared memories and jokes about Barbara. Anna was one of three I asked to speak at Barbara’s funeral.

“I will remember her clear language, her great sense of humor and her intelligence. May she rest in peace.”

Actress Rita Simons, who played Roxy Mitchell in EastEnders, was also heartbroken by the news.







Peter Dean, who played Peter Beale in the EastEnders from 1984 to 1993, paid his respects
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She said: “I just heard the terrible news about the wonderful Anna Karen. Terrible and terrible and so so sad. She was one of the best. Sleep well, dear Anna. I send all my love to her family and friends.”

Cheryl Baker took to Twitter to share her sadness at the news.







Allo Vicky Mitchelle from Allo was also in attendance
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She tweeted: “Just heard the terrible news that my fabulous friend #AnnaKaren has died in a house fire.

“What a horrible way to die, I can’t bear to think about it. I adored her – she was an absolute sweetheart both on and off screen.”

While Carol Challis, wife of the late Only Fools and Horses star John Challis, tweeted: “So sorry to hear that Anna Karen has passed away. John and I met her many times at conventions and she was such a beautiful woman. Not fair. “

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