Soap fans distraught after Peggy Mitchell’s death in last night’s EastEnders

Twitter had a broken heart after watching Peggy and Pat's final scene...

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Twitter is in tears after last night’s episode of EastEnders, which saw long-running soap icon Peggy Mitchell pass away.

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The former landlady of the Queen Vic, played by Dame Barbara Windsor, starred in her last episode, 22 years after making her debut in 1994. 

The episode saw Peggy commit suicide after finding out that her cancer had returned. And fans of the London-set soap took to social media to share their sadness: 

The scene also featured a return of fellow favourite Pat Butcher (Pam St Clement), who was killed off in 2012, in a vision. It was a touch fans appreciated:

Meanwhile some viewers were reminded of their own loss:

While others worried the soap would never be the same again…

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