Dame Barbara Windsor's loved ones 'scatter ashes and unveil heartwarming plaque'

Dame Barbara Windsor's loved ones 'scatter ashes and unveil heartwarming plaque'

Dame Barbara Windsor’s closest friends and family have scattered her ashes on what would have been her 84th birthday, it has been claimed.

The EastEnders icon, who played matriarch Peggy Mitchell, died on December 10, 2020 at the age of 83, following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.

A string of co-stars led the way at her funeral in January of this year, including on-screen son Ross Kemp.

According to the Daily Mail, her widower Scott Mitchell was among the family members scattering her ashes today, marking her birthday.

The publication states they met up at the grounds of Golders Green Crematorium, where a sweet plaque was unveiled to commemorate the acting legend.

‘In loving memory of Dame Barbara Windsor,’ it read. ‘“Babs” – actress. Adored by husband Scott Mitchell, family, friends and her many fans.

‘“She was a good bird”’.

Windsor was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2014 and tragically died last year at a London care home, with Mitchell confirming the news to PA.

Due to strict restrictions, only 29 people were allowed to be at her funeral in person to say their final goodbyes.

However fellow actor Christopher Biggins vowed that there will be an ‘enormous’ wake in her honour next year, to celebrate her life in the biggest way.

Chatting to the Sun, he said: ‘Sadly I think this is going to go on until 2023 before we go back to complete normality but let’s hope that at the end of this year or the beginning of 2022 we really can send her off in a big way.

‘Normally we could have filled Wembley Stadium with people who would have wanted to say goodbye. 

‘The streets would have been lined.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted Dame Barbara’s estate for a comment.

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