Barbara Windsor left millions to husband as well as money to seven charities

Dame Barbara Windsor distributed her wealth across several charities following her death at the age of 83 in December last year

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Scott Mitchell discusses Barbara Windsor on World Alzheimer’s Day

EastEnders legend Dame Barbara Windsor reportedly left £4.6 million of her estate to her husband Scott Mitchell.

She is also said to have shared large amounts of money to a number of good causes.

The on-screen icon died following her battle with Alzheimer’s last December aged 83 and distributed her wealth across a number of causes close to her heart.

Anna Karen, who played Aunt Sal on EastEnders – Peggy Mitchell’s sister – also inherited £1,000, according to The Sun, who revealed where the actress’ money was shared.

Anna and Barbara first became pals when they both starred on Carry On films, with Anna also starring as Olive in the classic 1970s sitcom On the Buses.

Barbara’s sister-in-law Marsha Alexander and her husband Laurence also picked up £5,000 according to the outlet, with reports saying cousins Leslie Larsen and Julie Elliot both received £2,000.

Dame Barbara Windsor and her husband Scott Mitchell



As well as the £4.63 million fortune left to hubby Scott, who she married in 2000, Barbara left him the company she used for her TV pay, which is reportedly worth almost £1 million.

Seven charities close to the star’s heart also said to have benefitted to the sum of £1,000. They were the NSPCC, Breast Care, Help The Aged, showbiz organisation Grand Order Of Lady Ratlings, National Osteoporosis Society, Headley Court wounded soldiers rehab centre and Age UK.

The Age UK gift was a poignant point towards the work Barbara underwent to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s following her diagnosis in 2014.

In 2019, the actress delivered a petition with more than 100,000 signatures to Downing Street as she begged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to fix the “devastating state” of dementia care.

The star sadly passed away last year in the middle of the coronavirus -1>coronavirus pandemic, meaning the popular character’s funeral in Golders Green in London was attended by just 30 mourners.

Prince Charles and Camilla labelled her a “great British actor and tireless charity campaigner” at the time of her death and said she will be “deeply missed”.

Her on-screen son Ross Kemp, who played Grant Mitchell on the long-running soap, revealed in September that he keeps a picture up of Barbara in his office to keep her memory alive.

Barbara reportedly left money to various charities



Speaking to The Mirror at the TRIC Awards, Ross revealed that the picture was a present from Barbara herself.

He told us: “I have a picture of her in my office, she gave that picture to me virtually when I first met her.

“It’s of her in her twenties, it has a special message.

“She’s timeless, we are very flippant, transient and in a disposable kind of time, sadly, as you can see by all he plastic that washes up in the ocean, but she is pretty timeless.

“I hope that people will carry on remembering what a great person she was.”

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