Jake Wood hopes to hold a memorial service in honor of the late Barbara Windsor.
The EastEnders star believes a memorial ceremony is the perfect way to pay tribute to the esteemed actress.
Jake, 48, said Barbara gave him “great advice” when he first started out as a soap actor.
He said The sun: “Barbara was a great friend and a great supporter of mine. I just miss her a lot.
“The hope is that we can have some kind of memorial for them if things are normal. It will be nice. “
The hope is that if things are normal we can have some kind of memorial for them.
He added, “I will forever be grateful for what she did for me. She was very generous. “
When did Barbara Windsor die?
Barbara died on December 10, 2020 at the age of 83 after battling Alzheimer’s disease.
The carry-on legend died peacefully in her London nursing home, said her then-husband Scott Mitchell.
Barbara, who played Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders, was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014.
After her death, honors poured in, including one from Prince Charles and Camilla.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall praised her charity work, adding, “She will be deeply missed.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson also said: “So sad about Barbara Windsor, so much more than a great landlady and carry on star.
“[She was] one of those people who just cheered you up and cheered everyone up because they had some kind of irrepressible naughtiness that was completely innocent.
“She has done a lot of good charity work taking care of lonely and vulnerable people. She has lit people’s faces.”
We are all deeply sad that we lost our lady. Barbara created an icon in Peggy Mitchell, our formidable landlady. For all of us at EastEnders, she was our dearest friend who was truly loved and adored by everyone. Our thoughts go to Scott and Barbara’s family. pic.twitter.com/tXgyJTci6V
– BBC EastEnders (@bbceastenders) December 11, 2020
Meanwhile, EastEnders bosses tweeted: “We are all deeply saddened that we lost our lady.
“Barbara created an icon in Peggy Mitchell, our impressive landlady.
“For all of us at EastEnders, she was our dearest friend who was truly loved and adored by everyone. Our thoughts are with Scott and Barbara’s family. “
When was Barbara Windsor’s funeral?
Barbara’s funeral took place on January 8, 2021 at Golders Green Crematorium.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the service was a private affair that only 30 mourners could attend.
This included Barbara’s on-screen son Ross Kemp, who played the EastEnders character Grant Mitchell.
He gave an emotional eulogy.
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Mime star and Bab’s good friend Christopher Biggins also attended, but shared his sadness about the restrictions.
Before the service he said, “It will be very, very sad. I wish there was a way to record it so people can see it online. “
Scott set up an online condolence book for those who were unable to attend after her death.
To date, he has raised nearly £ 160,000 for the Alzheimer Research UK charity.
If you want to donate and pay tribute to Barbara, you can Here.
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