Dame Barbara Windsor “left her husband Scott Mitchell £ 4.6million”



The amount Dame Barbara Windsor left to various relatives, co-stars and charities in her will after her death in December 2020 has been revealed.

Not only has the star, who died at the age of 83 following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, left her twenty-year-old husband Scott Mitchell, £ 4.6million, but she also donates £ 1,000 each to seven different charities, according to The sun.

Barbara also left Anna Karen, 85, who played Peggy Mitchell’s sister Aunt Sal in EastEnders – £ 1000.

Revealed: The amount Barbara Windsor left to loved ones, co-stars and charities in her will has been revealed. Her husband Scott (pictured in 2019) left £ 4.6million

The newspaper adds that £ 5,000 was left to Barbara’s sister-in-law, Marsha Alexander, and her husband Laurence.

£ 2,000 went to her cousins ​​Leslie Larsen and Julie Elliot.

The NSPCC, Breast Cancer Care, Help The Aged, Grand Order Of Lady Ratlings, National Osteoporisis Society, Headley Court (a rehabilitation center for wounded soldiers) and Age UK were the seven charities to which Barbara bequeathed £ 1,000 each.

Scott, 58, was left with the remainder of Barbara’s £ 4.63million estate.

Co-star: Barbara even left 85-year-old Anna Karen – who played Peggy Mitchell’s sister, Aunt Sal in EastEnders – £ 1,000 (pictured together on the soap opera in 1996)

It comes after Scott confirmed in September that a memorial event for Barbara is planned for her next year.


Scott Mitchell, Barbara’s husband, £ 4.6million

Actress Anna Karen, £ 1,000

Sister-in-law Marsha Alexander and her husband Laurence, £ 5,000

Barbara’s cousins ​​Leslie Larsen and Julie Elliot, £ 2000

Charities: NSPCC, Breast Cancer Care, Help The Aged, Grand Order Of Lady Ratlings, National Osteoporosis Society, Headley Court and Age UK, £ 1000 each

Only 30 people were allowed to attend his funeral in January due to Covid restrictions at the time.

Talk to The mirrorScott has confirmed that a bigger event is planned for 2022 so the star’s friends and family can celebrate her life.

He said: “I’m definitely planning something for next year. I have to give myself time – it’s only been nine months since she passed away. I’m still processing it.

“But there will be something next year. We will make sure that all of her friends who could not attend the funeral can come together and remember her.

Scott marked what would have been Barbara’s 84th birthday in August by unveiling a plaque in her honor.

He said: “I was always going to be having a rough day – I just wanted to do my best and do something for Barbara and let her know she was on my mind.”

Barbara’s on-screen son Ross Kemp, who plays Phil Mitchell on EastEnders, read a eulogy at his funeral.

The actor told the publication it took him three days to write the speech and he said he always kept a photo of her in his office taken when she was in her 20s.

Barbara was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2014 and kept her battle with the disease private for four years.

Estate: Scott, 58, ended up with the rest of Barbara’s £ 4.63million estate (pictured together at an event in 2017)

Memorial: This comes after Scott confirmed in September that a memorial event for Barbara is planned for her next year (pictured in 2017)

After her death, Scott told PA: “Her death was due to Alzheimer’s disease / dementia and Barbara eventually passed away peacefully and I have spent the last seven days by her side.

“Myself, her family and friends will remember Barbara with love, a smile and affection for the many years of love, pleasure, friendship and luminosity that she has brought to all of our lives. and the entertainment she has given to so many thousands of others over the course of her career.

“Barbara’s last few weeks were typical of the way she lived her life. Full of humor, drama and fighting spirit to the end. ‘

Death: The EastEnders actress died in December 2020 at the age of 83 following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease and only 30 people were allowed to attend her funeral in January due to the Covid restrictions at the time (photo from 2010)

Icon: Dame Barbara is portrayed as Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders, 1994. She appeared on the soap opera from 1991 to 2010, and made several appearances before leaving for good in 2016

Barbara played Peggy Mitchell on EastEnders for over 20 years.

The late actress appeared in a host of Carry On films between 1964 and 1974, including Carry On Spying, Carry On Doctor and Carry On Camping.

Husband Scott described Barbara’s final weeks as “typical of the way she lived her life” and “full of humor, drama and fighting spirit to the end”.

In true iconic style, Barbara’s last television role was to star in her own biopic, which recounted her humble beginnings in Shoreditch until 1993, with Jaime Winstone and Samantha Spiro playing the star at various points in her life.

Much Missed: The star, was also known for her work in the Carry On films [pictured in 1963]


Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, in which the accumulation of abnormal proteins causes the death of nerve cells.

This disrupts the transmitters that carry the messages and causes the brain to shrink.

More than 5 million people have the disease in the United States, where it is the 6th leading cause of death, and more than one million Britons are affected.


As brain cells die, the functions they perform are lost.

This includes memory, orientation, and the ability to think and reason.

The progression of the disease is slow and gradual.

On average, patients live five to seven years after diagnosis, but some can live ten to 15 years.


Short-term memory loss Disorientation Behavior changes Mood swings Difficulty managing money or making a phone call


Severe memory loss, forgetting close family members, objects or familiar places Becoming anxious and frustrated with inability to make sense of the world, resulting in aggressive behavior Eventually losing the ability to walk May have problems eating The majority will eventually need 24-hour care

Source: Alzheimer Association


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