Leslie Grantham, Dirty Den in 'EastEnders,' dies at 71

18 June, 2018, 01:53 | Author: Angelina Schmidt
  • EastEnders star Leslie Grantham dies aged 71

Grantham's character was later shot and killed by criminal gang "The Firm", departing the show in 1989, however soap bosses resurrected the character in 2003 for one of the show's most shocking storylines.

The announcement of his death comes after it was revealed earlier this week that the actor had flown back to the United Kingdom from Bulgaria - where he penned his debut children's book Jack Bates and The Wizard's Spell - to receive medical attention.

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A 1986 Christmas Day episode drew an audience of more than 30 million viewers, who watched as Watts handed over divorce papers to on-screen wife Angie.

He wrote: "What a life Leslie Grantham led".

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Letitia Dean, who plays Sharon Mitchell and Dirty Den's adopted daughter said: "I have very special memories of working with Leslie and will cherish them always".

Yet the star's lasting legacy is undoubtedly from his scene-stealing presence on EastEnders, where he constantly made waves on Albert Square with his villainous antics.

"His ex-wife and sons have asked for their privacy to be respected at this hard time".

"They will not be making any statements to the media".

Grantham is survived by his ex-wife, Jane Laurie, and three sons.

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A statement from his agent confirmed that he passed away this morning. They also ask that no photographs be taken of them in their grief.

Mr Grantham will now be buried at a private funeral.

According to The Sun, close friends and pals in the showbiz industry had been visiting him in hospital this week.

He was reported to have been living in Bulgaria before his death, having gone there to appear in a TV series called The English Neighbour.

In 1966, he was convicted of murdering a German taxi driver and in 2004 he was found to have performed webcam sex online from his "EastEnders" dressing room at Elstree Studios.

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"He was a wonderful and special actor, witty and very talented".



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