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Dame ‘Babs’ laid to rest

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DAME Barbara Windsor has been laid to rest with flowers spelling out Babs, The Dame and Saucy adorning her coffin and a topless photo from her Carry On days included in the order of service.

Her husband Scott Mitchell, who was married to Dame Barbara for 20 years, was joined by famous friends including Ross Kemp, Christophe­r Biggins, David Walliams and Matt Lucas at a private funeral at Golders Green Crematoriu­m in London. The actress, known for her work in the Carry On films and EastEnders, died in December at the age of 83 after

Actress and film star Barbara Windsor’s funeral at London Golders Green Crematoriu­m battling dementia. Mr Mitchell said: “I would again like to thank my family, friends, the media and the public for their incredible support and well wishes since Barbara’s passing.

“Barbara’s condolence­s page for Alzheimer’s Research UK has passed the £150,000 mark. Beyond anything we may have dreamed of.”

The service featured tributes from Kemp, Biggins and Dame Barbara’s former co-star Anna Karen. The coffin was brought in to Frank Sinatra’s On The Sunny Side Of The Street and mourners sang Jerusalem and The Lord Is My Shepherd.

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