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Anna Karen passes away aged 85

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It is Cult Faction’s sad duty to report that Anna Karen has passed away at the age of 85 years old. The London Fire Brigade confirmed that a woman died in a house fire in Ilford, east London, on Tuesday night. The Metropolitan Police said the circumstances of the fire on Windsor Road did not appear to be suspicious.

Karen became a cultural icon in her role of Olive in sitcom On the Buses, which ran from 1969 to 1973 (and is still being repeated today), and later became known as Aunt Sal, the older sister of Peggy Mitchell, on EastEnders. She also had roles in The Rag Trade, Carry On Camping, Carry On Loving, Super Gran, Goodnight Sweetheart, and The Bill, amongst others.

 

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