EastEnders fans call for June Brown to be honored with Albert Square statue

June Brown, who played EastEnders icon Dot Cotton, passed away on April 3, and fans of the film have called for a long memorial service for the veteran actress to honor 35 Her year on the BBC show

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EastEnders fans have called for June Brown to be honored with a statue in Albert Square, following her death on Sunday, April 3 at the age of 95.

The veteran actress has played soap icon Dot Cotton on the BBC show for 35 years, and viewers have called on show bosses to have her immortalized with a statue at the set where EastEnders was filmed.

Fans have flocked to Twitter to share their plans for a fitting tribute to the actress, who has starred in the series’ 2,884 episodes as the busy smoker and suggested The venue is located at Elstree Studios, Hertfordshire.

June Brown passed away on April 3



The veteran actress has been playing the iconic character for 35 years



“June deserves a statue. She lived through millions of cigars and died at Christmas. What a hero,” one person wrote.

“Great idea. Let’s do this, BBC,” another added.

“June has brought joy to a lot of people. It would be great if they built a statue of her,” another fan shared.

“I think people should smoke in protest until we get a statue of June Brown outside Congress,” another viewer said of Dot’s chain-smoking behaviour.

Fans have called for a fitting tribute to the actress


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“She’s a very powerful figure in EastEnders. It’s great that Elstree Studios can one day erect a statue of June Brown with the character Dot, it will be another lasting memento for her. “, suggested one fan.

June played Dot Cotton from 1985 to 2020, when 35 years of running on Albert Square ended when her character left Albert Square to meet her nephew Charlie in Ireland, after Sonia stole her savings.

A spokesperson for EastEnders confirmed the grieving death of the veteran in a statement, as they pay their respects to the “loving” actress.

June appeared in over 2,800 episodes of BBC


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They said: “There are not enough words to describe how much June is loved and cherished by everyone at EastEnders, her loving warmth, wit and wonderful sense of humor will never be forgotten. forget”.

“June has created one of the most iconic characters in Dot Cotton, not only in soap but also on British television, and has appeared in 2,884 episodes, notable performances of June. made for some of EastEnders’ greatest moments,” the emotional statement continued.

“A bright light went out at EastEnders today but we will all raise a glass of sweet sherry in the memory of June.

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

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