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Anna WingEastEnders legend Anna Wing has passed away at the age of 98. 

The actress played Lou Beale in the very first episode of the soap in 1985, before the character was killed off in 1988.

Stars came out in force to pay tribute to the much loved icon.

June Brown, who plays Lou’s friend Dot Cotton said: ‘Anna was a very generous woman in many ways, and an excellent actress who made a script her own, lifting the character off the page and making it quite different from what you’d have expected.’

Adam Woodyatt, who plays Ian Beale, said: ‘I have so many fond memories of Anna, my thoughts are with her family and friends.’