EastEnders’ Legend Leslie Grantham AKA Dirty Den dies aged 71

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EastEnders’ star Leslie Grantham has passed away this morning at the age of 71. The stars death was confirmed was by his agent. According to The Sun, the screen star had been visited in hospital in the past few days by close friends in the industry.

Grantham was known to millions of viewers for his role as the adulterous Queen Vic landlord, Dirty Den on the BBC.

A statement from his representative said: “We formally announce the loss of Leslie Grantham, who passed away at 10.20am on the morning of Friday 15 June 2018.

“His ex-wife and sons have asked for their privacy to be respected at this difficult time, and for there to be no approaches to them for information or comment.

“They will not be making any statements to the media. They also ask that no photographs be taken of them in their grief.

“There will be a private funeral which will be attended by close family and friends only.”

Our thoughts are with the Family and Friends of such an iconic star.