Wendy Richard

 

 

Age: 65

 

Summary: British actress whose 40-year TV career included roles as a sexy cockney shop assistant on the sitcom Are You Being Served? and a working-class matriarch on the soap opera EastEnders (both of which have aired in the United States), who was diagnosed with breast cancer in the mid-1990's and again in 2002 but who learned that the disease had returned and spread in 2008.

 

 

Cause of Death: Breast cancer

 

Born: July 20, 1943

 

Died: February 26, 2009

 

Location: London, England