Dame Barbara Windsor ‘left £4.6million to husband Scott Mitchell, £7000 to charity and even £1,000 to EastEnders co-star in her will’
- The EastEnders icon left £4.6million to husband Scott, 58, in her will, according to reports
- Barbara also donated £1000 each to seven different charities
- £1000 was left to her EastEnders co-star Anna Karen
- Various relatives received a total of £7000
- Barbara died in December 2020 aged 83 following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease
The amount Dame Barbara Windsor left to various loved ones, co-stars and charities in her will following her December 2020 death has been revealed.
Not only did the star, who died aged 83 following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, leave her husband of twenty years, Scott Mitchell, £4.6million, but she also donated £1000 each to seven different charities, according to The Sun.
Barbara also left 85-year-old Anna Karen – who played Peggy Mitchell’s sister Aunt Sal in EastEnders – £1000.
Revealed: The amount Barbara Windsor left to loved ones, co-stars and charities in her will has been revealed. Her husband Scott (pictured in 2019) was left £4.6million
The paper adds that £5,000 was left to Barbara’s sister-in-law Marsha Alexander and her husband Laurence.
£2000 went to her cousins Leslie Larsen and Julie Elliot.
The NSPCC, Breast Cancer Care, Help The Aged, Grand Order Of Lady Ratlings, National Osteoporisis Society, Headley Court (a wounded soldiers rehab centre) and Age UK made up the seven charities that Barbara left £1000 each to.
Scott, 58, was left the rest of Barbara’s £4.63million estate.
Co-star: Barbara even left 85-year-old Anna Karen – who played Peggy Mitchell’s sister Aunt Sal in EastEnders – £1000 (pictured together on the soap in 1996)
MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Scott, Anna and charities NSPCC, Breast Cancer Care, Grand Order Of Lady Ratlings, National Osteoporisis Society, Headley Court and Age UK for comment.
It comes after Scott confirmed in September that a memorial event for Barbara is being planned for her next year.
Only 30 people were allowed to attend her funeral in January due to Covid restrictions at the time.
THE BENEFICIARIES OF DAME BARBARA WINDSOR’S WILL
Scott Mitchell, Barbara’s husband, £4.6million
Actress Anna Karen, £1000
Sister-in-law Marsha Alexander and her husband Laurence, £5000
Leslie Larsen and Julie Elliot, Barbara’s cousins, £2000
Charities the NSPCC, Breast Cancer Care, Help The Aged, Grand Order Of Lady Ratlings, National Osteoporisis Society, Headley Court and Age UK, £1000 each
Estate: Scott, 58, was left the rest of Barbara’s £4.63million estate (pictured together at an event in 2017)
Speaking to The Mirror, Scott confirmed a bigger event is being planned for 2022 so friends and family of the star can celebrate her life.
He said: ‘I’m definitely getting something together for next year. I have to give myself time – it’s only been nine months since she passed. I’m still processing it.
‘But there will be something next year. We’ll make sure all her friends who couldn’t be at the funeral can get together and remember her.’
Scott marked what would have been Barbara’s 84th birthday in August by unveiling a plaque in her honour.
He said: ‘I was always going to be a difficult day – I just wanted to do the best I could and do something for Barbara and let her know she was in my thoughts.’
Barbara’s on-screen son Ross Kemp, who plays Phil Mitchell on EastEnders, read a eulogy at her funeral.
The actor told the publication it took him three days to craft the speech and he said he still keeps a photo of her in his office taken when she was in her twenties.
Barbara was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014 and kept her fight with the illness private for four years.
Memorial: It comes after Scott confirmed in September that a memorial event for Barbara is being planned for her next year (pictured in 2017)
After her death, Scott 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.’
Passing: The EastEnders actress died in December 2020 aged 83 following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease and only 30 people were allowed to attend her funeral in January due to Covid restrictions at the time (pictured in 2010)
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