EastEnders star Heather Chasen dies aged 92

EastEnders star Heather Chasen dies aged 92

May 24, 2020

EastEnders actress Heather Chasen has died at the age of 92.

The star, best known for her role as Janine Butcher’s grandmother, Lydia Simmonds on the BBC soap died on 22 May.

Chasen was also famous for her role as Valerie Pollard on Crossroads and Sylvie Leigh on Holby City.

Her friend and Corrie co-star Amanda Barrie, who played Alma Halliwell, confirmed the news of her passing on social media.

She said: ‘Remembering the fabulous Heather Chasen who sadly left us yesterday.

‘She was wonderfully eccentric, gloriously funny, and a very special actress.

‘There’ll never be another like her. Will always miss her.’

Tributes have also pouted in online for the star, whose cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

One fan tweeted: ‘Sad to hear that Heather Chasen has passed away at the grand age of 92.

‘I discovered “The Navy Lark” in the late 1990s through audio cassettes I found at the library and particularly enjoyed her performances as WREN Chasen and the ultimate battle-axe Ramona Povey.’

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