Leslie Grantham: ‘Dirty’ Den’s biggest storylines in EastEnders

Leslie Grantham: ‘Dirty’ Den’s biggest storylines in EastEnders

"His ex-wife and sons have asked for their privacy to be respected at this hard time. The chemistry was just extraordinary and a very memorable time and I won't forget him".

Dobson, who played Grantham's on-screen wife Angie Watts in the soap, told BBC News: "He was a good-looking guy, he was a charmer, he was amusing, he was a good actor".

Leslie Grantham's representative confirmed the beloved star passed away aged 71 today following a bout of illness that left him "poorly" in recent weeks. See you up there Leslie.

Letitia Dean, whose character Sharon was affectionately called "Princess" by doting dad Den, also released a statement, saying: "I have special memories of working with Leslie and will cherish them always".

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

No live chickens at the World Cup for Nigeria fans
Against England, Nigeria's midfield were disorganised, weren't compact with a good block nor pressing early and coherently. Whatever happens on the pitch, Nigeria will leave Russian Federation as undisputed winners in one category: style.

In 1986 more than half the population - 30 million people - tuned in to the Christmas special to watch Den present his long suffering alcoholism wife Angie with divorce papers after she faked cancer to stop him leaving her. "My heart goes out to his loved ones".

Former co-stars banded together to share their memories, as actor Jay Grainger said: "Sad to hear today of the passing of Leslie Grantham - was a pleasure to have known and worked with".

Den returned in the early 2000s after being supposedly killed off in 1989, before leaving for good in 2005.

This week, the soap star was being monitored by doctors after returning to the United Kingdom from Bulgaria. He had been living in Bulgaria but returned to the United Kingdom for hospital treatment.

Before finding fame, in 1966 he was convicted of murdering a German taxi driver while serving as a soldier and in 2004 he was revealed to have taken part in sordid webcam sex sessions from his EastEnders dressing room. "Talented, kind and very amusing man".

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