Dame Barbara Windsor, the beloved British actress, passed away on Dec. 10. The star of the Carry On film series and EastEnders died from Alzheimer's at a care home in London, according to the BBC. She was 83.
Windsor was born Barbara Ann Deeks in Shoreditch, London, on Aug. 6, 1937, and went on to a successful career as a screen and stage actress. She began on the stage before earning a BAFTA nomination for 1963 film Sparrows Can't Sing and also beginning her work in the Carry On films in the mid-60s.
She was also well-known for starring as "Peggy Mitchell" on the BBC One soap opera EastEnders from 1994 until her final appearances in 2016. That year, Windsor was made a Dame (DBE) for her services to charity and entertainment. She later went public in 2018 with her Alzheimer's diagnosis, and the BBC reported that she'd been moved to a care home in August 2020. She has now passed away. May she rest in peace.
Country music legend Charley Pride has passed away at the age of 86 due to complications from COVID-19. He was a country music star whose career spanned over six decades with hits like "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'". Pride was country music's first black superstar and a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He will be greatly missed.