Barbara Windsor left £1,000 to EastEnders co-star as content of will unveiled

Dame Barbara Windsor left £1,000 to her EastEnders co-star Anna Karen, according to reports.

The soap icon, who died in December last year aged 83 after a battle with Alzheimer's, also left money to charities and her husband Scott Mitchell.

While much of her £4.6million reportedly went to Scott, according to The Sun, her former co-star Anna Karen also inherited £1,000.

Anna played Aunt Sal on EastEnders, who was Barbara's character Peggy Mitchell's sister.

Actress and former model Anne, 85, played Aunt Sal on a recurring basis between 1996 and 2017.

The duo became friends after starring in the classic Carry On films together.

It's reported that Barbara also left £5,000 to her sister-in-law Marsha Alexander and her husband Laurence.

Barbara's cousins Leslie Larsen and Julie Elliot are believed to have received £2,000 each too.

Her husband Scott, who she had been married to since 2000, received a £4.63million fortune, as well as the company she used to collect her television pay, estimated to be worth close to £1m.

There were also seven charities which benefited, each receiving £1,000 donations.

It is reported that they were the NSPCC, Breast Care, Help The Aged, National Osteoporosis Society, Headley Court wounded soldiers rehab centre, Age UK and Grand Order Of Lady Ratlings, a showbiz organisation with members doing charitable work.

Barbara died last year, but the celebrated star's funeral was only allowed to have 30 mourners due to coronavirus restrictions.

Countless other people paid tribute though, with Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles labelling her a "great British actor and tireless charity campaigner", adding that she will be "deeply missed".

Towards the end of her life, her husband Scott spoke frequently of her battle with Alzheimer's, and he had moved into her care home to be by her side in her final days.

Scott had moved Barbara into the care home as her illness progressed, but spoke of how hard he found the decision to do so.

At the time of her death he told PA: "Her passing was from Alzheimer's/dementia and Barbara eventually died peacefully and I spent the last seven days by her side.

"Myself, her family and friends will remember Barbara with love, a smile and affection for the many years of her love, fun, friendship and brightness she brought to all our lives and the entertainment she gave to so many thousands of others during her career.

"Barbara's final weeks were typical of how she lived her life. Full of humour, drama and a fighting spirit until the end.

"It was not the ending that Barbara or anyone else living with this very cruel disease deserve.

"I will always be immensely proud of Barbara's courage, dignity and generosity dealing with her own illness and still trying to help others by raising awareness for as long as she could."

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